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Free Trade Wharf

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 6/8

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © New York Public Library  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by the Lenox Library, 1910 (Lenox Library became part of New York Public Library, 1911).  


Paper size:175 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:99 x 184 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:De ERVEN DE BLAUW  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light even tone  
Note on foul biting:a few dots  
Print note:good impression in warm black ink  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler', butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'[…]ACKS' (back to front, on warehouse roof)  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler' on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'"From Limehouse." by Whistler on recto; '1877 - ' possibly by Whistler on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:not sure if Whistler wrote the date  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'134²-' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.