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Lobster Pots - Selsea Bill

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.5974
State: 4/4

Collection credit:The Charles Deering Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:C. W. Dowdeswell (1832-1915), London. Charles Deering (1852-1927), Chicago; given by his heirs to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  
Additional acq. no:14257 (R 3672 - old acq no)  


Paper size:128 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:119 x 203 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with very light plate tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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 dates from 1886.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'CD' in script, underlined, in graphite (Charles Dowdeswell, Lugt 516a); 'CD' circular stamp (Charles Deering, Lugt 516)  
Dealers' stock nos:'A 32534' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Lobster Pots.' underlined at lower left verso; 'From the Charles Dowdeswell collection. / The finest proof from the plate' at lower left verso; 'I / U' (upside down u) at lower centre verso; 'Hy xn' the 'xn' raised and underlined, at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.