Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page


Thames Police

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Accession no: 566'04
State: 5/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:One of 15 etchings purchased and presented by the Trustees of the Public Picture Gallery Fund, Birmingham, June 1904.  


Paper size:213 x 334 mm  
Plate mark size:151 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is very light overall tone that is slightly more pronounced at the edges.  
Note on foul biting:There is foul biting at the lower corners and minor pitting in the sky.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboards: 'THAMES POLICE.' ; 'WAPPING WHARF / YOR[KS]HIRE BOTTLE COMPAN[Y]'  
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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W42 / K44 III / Thames Police' on recto, at lower left.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.