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The Little Pool

British Museum
Accession no: 1874-06-13-532
State: 8/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired by the British Museum, London, 1874.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50267  


Paper size:152 x 166 mm  
Plate mark size:102 x 126 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:light buff (yellowy grey)  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):? Wove  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone  
Note on foul biting:a few marks at edge - bottom right corner  
Print note:burr noticeable on figures and (less rich) on ships, barges, poles  


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:not on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:not on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:not on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.