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The Two Ships

Kupferstichkabinett Berlin
Accession no: 459-1882

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Kupferstichkabinett Berlin  
Provenance:Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840 - d.1892), London; sold to the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, 1882, as part of a group of 301 prints for £685.7.3.  


Paper size:356 x 225/230 mm  
Plate mark size:207 x 132 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
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:medium, generally even plate tone, slightly darker near left margin  
Note on foul biting:some pitting along right margin and in lower right corner; at bottom edge and across ships slighter pitting  
Print note:  


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:not on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:not on recto  
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:'No 22' recto below platemark left; '336' bottom right corner  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.