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The Storm

British Museum
Accession no: 1876-11-11-588
State: 3/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Given by Whistler to Auguste Delâtre, Paris. Philippe Burty (1830-1890), Paris; sold at auction, Sotheby, London, 1 May 1876 (lot 930), bought by Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840 - d.1892), £4.12.0; bought by the British Museum, London, 1876.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50292  


Paper size:242 x 373 mm  
Plate mark size:158 x 287 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid?  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:tone darker at the top, vigorous wiping, noticeably wiped horizontally  
Note on foul biting:Some dots and flecks - and one intentional across to right of man's head  
Print note:Traces of earlier drawing clear - figure to left of centre and house with beams to right lower  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler- / 1861-'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'A mon ami Delâtre / Whistler' on recto lower right margin  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The lettering on the plate is very angular and unclear  
Collector's mark:'PB' red stamp on recto (Burty)  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.