This work is on view.
etching and drypoint on cream laid paper
- Catalogue Raisonné
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
plate: 6 in x 8 9/16 in; sheet: 7 3/4 in x 11 15/16 in
- Collection Area
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Shrewsbury
- Accession Number
While working on his "Thames Set" in 1859, Whistler took lodgings in the Wapping area, the likely setting for this pub or inn. At the time, longshoremen had a reputation as anarchists, forming a society unto themselves that was above the law. Yet Whistler depicts the four men and woman with a baby in a sympathetic manner. Only the direct stare and assured pose of the man at center hints at confrontation.