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Thames Police

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Accession no: 30474
State: 5c/6

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Paper size:250 x 328 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 225 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:thick paper  
Watermarks:Fleur de Lis  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone in sky  
Note on foul biting:foul biting in bottom left corner  
Print note:lines at bottom right look fuzzy, maybe due to loss of printing pressure  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboards: 'THAMES POLICE.' ; 'WAPPING WHARF / YORKSHIRE BOTTLE COMPANY'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:n/a  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso centre left: brown seal of Hamburg with text 'KUNSTHALLE ZU HAMBURG' (Lugt 1233), '30474'  
Dealers' stock nos:verso bottom centre: '1783'  
Misc inscriptions by others:verso bottom left: '395'; recto top left: '6'; bottom right: 'Thames Police W42'; bottom left (faintly): 'Wapping Wharf'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.