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Lobster Pots - Selsea Bill

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 66.962
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin. R. E. Lewis, Inc., San Francisco, CA; purchased by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Lee M. Friedman fund, December 1966.  


Paper size:122 x 201 mm  
Plate mark size:[trimmed] x 200 mm  
Note on size:At tab, stems cut into platemark  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:partial, 'VG' possibly Strasbourg Lily VG (Van Gelder), see AIC vol. 2, p. 420, no. 291; LVG dpb  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight tone overall; darker at left edge; slightly brighter right centre above pots  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Selsea Bill -'  
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 is tiny; 5mm ht./37-49mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'O.G' under female figure (Otto Gerstenberg, Lugt 2785); MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:'61232'  
Misc inscriptions by others:K 235 I-II 52  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.