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The Little Pool

British Museum
Accession no: 1885-05-09-24
State: 5/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired by the British Museum, London, 1885.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50265  


Paper size:155 x 250 mm  
Plate mark size:99 x 125 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove?  
Note on the paper:old paper with flecks of wove/fibre  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:residual, hardly any  
Note on foul biting:a spot at top right corner  
Print note:very light impression with bare bit in middle of ships  


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:not on recto  
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:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The relic of this plate I took,/ according to Whistlers direction to Hughes and Kimber to have / the mist taken off the name and the wretched Goths took the whole [underlined] (!) off - and spoiled it of course - March 29th 1861.' in ink in Thomas's hand lower margin. 'Whistler imp.' in pen under platemark at bottom right 'only one besides one Whistler has' in pen centre - '303.' in pen at top right corner;'5th State / printed by Whistler himself' at bottom left; the 'only me..' and 'Whistler imp.' are written very small in another hand  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.