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Chelsea Wharf

British Museum
Accession no: 1973-09-15-21
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired from Whistler by W. C. Alexander; passed by family descent to his daughter, Rachel Alexander; sold by her executors with 19 other etchings for a total of £3165.0.0 to the British Museum, London, 1973 (Report of Gere, Keeper of the Print Room, 17 17 August 1973, Trustees Reports).  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50316  


Paper size:202/206 x 320 mm  
Plate mark size:92 x 191 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off white/almost pale grey  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight 'antique' laid paper  
Watermarks:antique laid, Pro Patria watermark over 'N…' (illegible)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, slightly more at corners  
Note on foul biting:a few dots and flecks  
Print note:a better impression, with drypoint in sky registering and light burr on the sails and foreground boat  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler / 1865 -', butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:(as other one) also 'C… WHARF' on left -  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'10 - ' possibly by Whistler  
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:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.