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Lobster Pots - Selsea Bill

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 48997
State: C/4

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Dr Frederick Mulder, London; sold to the University of Glasgow, February 1972.  


Paper size:133 x 213 mm  
Plate mark size:120 x 203 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium - heavy weight  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is an uneven, medium print tone. It is darker at the left side, upper left and lower left corners, and upper right corner. The plate has been more cleanly wiped in the centre.  
Note on foul biting:There are minor single pits particularly around the lobster pots.  
Print note:There are vertical wipe marks evident at the lower left corner and diagonal wipe marks at the upper left. There is a mottled effect from wiping at the upper right corner and slight reticulation of ink at the lower left.  


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:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'14' upper left verso possibly by Whistler; '14' on recto of secondary support, at lower right corner; 'T' (or possibly fish/and sign, with loop indistinct).  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.