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Thames Police

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Accession no: P.21242
State: 5/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Given to the Whitworth Art Gallery by Denis F. Pilkington, 1966.  


Paper size:204 x 325 mm  
Plate mark size:149 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:medium weight, wide chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:tone looks even and grey  
Note on foul biting:a few specks particularly above bottom left corner  
Print note:looks rather cool, black, white and grey - strong though  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859. -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboards: 'THAMES POLICE.' ; 'WAPPING WHARF / YOR[KSH]IRE 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:'C. 15276' on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Wapping Wharf / 1 / 11 / 6' (?) pencil on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.