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Chelsea Wharf

British Museum
Accession no: 1890-09-05-2
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired by the British Museum, London, 1890.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50315  


Paper size:141 x 218 mm  
Plate mark size:92 x 189 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
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 - lighter round edge (bevel?)  
Note on foul biting:A few tiny dots, and along edges  
Print note:light, delicate, pale impression with fading drypoint in sky  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler / 1865' \ butterfly on buildings  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboards, 'CHELSEA WHARF', CLOVER, HAY AND STRA..W 'THOMAS WEEKS, CHELSEA WHARF, ROMAN CEMENT AND LIME'  
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:n/a  
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.