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The Fishing Boat

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.397
State: 6/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Judson S. Dutcher. Sold at auction, American Art Association, New York, 1911 (lot 145); 'July 1919 CEJ'; acquired by Alfred H. Wiggin (1868-1951); given to Boston Public Library, MA  


Paper size:165 x 232 mm  
Plate mark size:154 x 232 mm  
Note on size:sheet trimmed within platemark at bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):modern laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate overall tone, darker in water at lower left, wiping marks vertical at lower left, with others sweeping from lower right to left up toward boat  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:nice tone effect  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1886; 48-68mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JD' stamp (Dutcher, Lugt 716)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.