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Thames Police

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la photographie
Accession no: SNR-1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo courtesy of Bibliothèque nationale de France  
Provenance:Probably acquired from Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York, in 1903 by the Cabinet des estampes, Bibliothèque nationale de France  
Additional acq. no:Acq. No. 5960  

 

Paper size:179 x 246 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream, discoloured to buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:n/a  
Medium:etching  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even light residual tone  
Note on foul biting:foul biting in lower 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:recto red circular stamp 'BIBL. NAT EST' (Lugt 249) / red oval stamp 'ACQUISITION No.' with '5960' in pencil  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K0440403  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.