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The Two Ships

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Accession no: P.286-1954.

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK  
Provenance:Given by Guy John Fenton Knowles (1879-1959) to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1954.  


Paper size:360 x 232 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 133 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique', darkened to buff at the edges.  
Watermarks:'D&C BLAUW' countermark  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light.  
Note on foul biting:At the edges mostly, and at lower right corner, possible burnishing.  
Print note:Warm black ink, some burr on the ship, well inked impression, strong on the ship at right.  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
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. 23', '3.3.0.' and miscellaneous illegible price codes, all on recto.  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.