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Chelsea Bridge and Church

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 1588

Collection credit:Bequeathed by James Smith (of Blundellsands)  
Image credit:  
Provenance:James Smith, Blundellsands; bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1923.  
Additional acq. no:BW 656  


Paper size:126 x 194 mm  
Plate mark size:101 x 169 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, flecked with brown fibres.  
Watermarks:'[D]E ERWEN D BLAU[…]' (cut off)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:There is a medium print tone that is slightly more pronounced in the sky.  
Note on foul biting:There is some damage to the plate towards the edges.  
Print note:There is a mottled effect from wiping and a finger print in the ink at the upper left corner.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:no  
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:'2875P', 'IN 1588' on recto, at lower edge.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.