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The Two Ships

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.318
State: 2/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Boston Public Library  
Provenance:Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York. Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT; Arthur H. Hahlo, New York, 13 February 1919 ('DEG.EJ'); 'July 1919 DEJ'; Albert H. Wiggin (1868-1951), Boston; Boston Public Library, MA.  


Paper size:268 x 184 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 133 mm  
Note on size:broad margin  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japanese  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:clean wiped, some burr  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:lovely impression with burr on lines; strong contrast; burr on right below hulls  


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:'AHW' bird stamp (A. H. Wiggin, Lugt 2820a)  
Dealers' stock nos:'7692' , 'a 7272', '52500', '450', on recto; '3086' [?] on verso, and other illegible marks  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Theobald Colln.' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.