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The Little Rotherhithe

British Museum
Accession no: 1973-09-15-20
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired from Whistler by W. C. Alexander; passed by family descent to his daughter, Rachel Alexander; sold by her executors with 19 other etchings for a total of £3165.0.0 to the British Museum, London, 1973 (Report of Gere, Keeper of the Print Room, 17 17 August 1973, Trustees Reports).  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50233  


Paper size:218 x 169 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 102 mm  
Note on size:paper with very rough edges except uneven at right  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white considerably  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove?  
Note on the paper:yellowed to cream within the mount  
Ink colour:  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone  
Note on foul biting:a few dots plus dots and dashes at bottom right corner  
Print note:some burr still on ships - good impression marred by condition  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler / 1861.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly of 1873/1874, in pencil below image  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'The little Pool.' below image  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:not on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:not on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'1,g.' at bottom right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.