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The Two Ships

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 148
State: 3/5

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1940  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Bought with the Pennell Fund for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:276 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:207 x 132 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc): japanese laid  
Note on the paper:the paper is discoloured, almost to tan  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:residual  
Note on foul biting:at bottom right  
Print note:burr  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:'ERJP' in circle (E. R. & J. Pennell, Lugt suppl. 874a)on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'583433' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Two Colliers' bottom right in unknown hand; 'mmw' or 'mm 1/2' and 'c9' or 'cg' on recto; encircled '849' in red, mostly erased, at lower left on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.