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Return to Tilbury

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1917.502
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1917.  
Additional acq. no:1765  


Paper size:134 x 96 mm  
Plate mark size:132 x 96 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
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:printed with some plate tone, particularly on the lower quarter of plate.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Horizontal drypoint lines along the horizon, several slightly right to left diagonal drypoint lines in sky above the masts, diagonal drypoint lines on the hull of the leftmost boat and vertical drypoint lines on the hull of the rightmost boat print faintly and fuzzily; a series of vertical 'wiping' scratches are visible at left of centre.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Circular stamp with Japanese letters (Bryan Lathrop, Lugt 2972)  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 187' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W244' at lower left verso; 'Return to Tilbury' and 'Fleet Evening' (the latter crossed out) at lower centre verso; '1765' at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.