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The Little Pool

British Museum
Accession no: 1872-07-13-407
State: 3/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Bought from 'Mr Thomas' - probably Edmund Thomas (1842-1883) - by the British Museum, London, 13 July 1872.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50281  


Paper size:147 x 166 mm  
Plate mark size:102 x 124 mm  
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. The edges are cut.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a medium print tone, used selectively in sky and foreground.  
Note on foul biting:There is a mark from the grip of a tool at the lower left corner. There is tightly regulated pitting around the figures, pier, barge and lettering to give shading and emphasis, possibly using imprint from scrim.  
Print note:There are wipe marks evident in the foreground.  


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, circular brown ink stamp, within platemark: 'BRITISH MUSEUM / 1872 / 7 13 / 407'  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'3v' (the 'v' is more like a tick in form), '35' on verso, within platemark  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.