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Thames Police

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 24767.2
State: 5c/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:No. 2 'Wapping Wharf' in 'A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames' bought from Ellis & Green, London, by South Kensington Museum, 26 May 1871 for £12.12.0 for the set.  
Additional acq. no:EE.1B  


Paper size:178 x 253 mm  
Plate mark size:153 x 228 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light even residual tone  
Note on foul biting:pitting in bottom left corner  
Print note:  


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:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:V&A circular blind stamp  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.