Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page


The Little Pool

British Museum
Accession no: 1872-07-13-406
State: 2/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:'Title intended for the Thames set; scene on the Thames; second state' bought from 'Mr Thomas' - probably Edmund Thomas (1842-1883) - by the British Museum, London, 13 July 1872.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50274  


Paper size:148 x 167 mm  
Plate mark size:102 x 125 mm  
Note on size:.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, 'antique' laid paper, flecked with light brown fibres and its edges are cut.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is used lightly and discreetly to help define the water, sky etc.  
Note on foul biting:There is foul biting at the lower corners. There is tightly regulated pitting around the figures, pier, barge and lettering to give shading and emphasis, possibly using imprint from scrim.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1861 -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'The Works of James Whistler: Etchings and Dry Points, are on View at E. Thomas' Publisher. / 39. Old Bond Street.'  
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:On verso, brown ink circular stamp, within platemark: 'BRITISH MUSEUM / 1872 / 7 13 / 406'  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'33', '1+' on verso, within platemark.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.