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Lobster Pots - Selsea Bill

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 235
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Hubbard Fund, 1933  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Bought by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Hubbard Fund.  


Paper size:122 x 202 mm  
Plate mark size:120 x 200 mm  
Note on size:irregular thread margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
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:with tone near side edges and at bottom  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; prominent vertical scratches to [ ] of 'Selsea' and through left wing of butterfly  
Print note:Kennedy's third state is the same as the second, but with wear  


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 25-' (the 'o' superscript) at lower left verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp. / 5'  
Note on the tab:butterfly of 1886/1887'; '5' in another hand  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:; butterfly of 1886/1887'; '5' after 'imp.' is in a different lead, someone other than Whistler  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.