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Black Lion Wharf, from A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects

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James McNeill Whistler, Black Lion Wharf, from A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects, 1859, etching on cream Japan paper, Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer, public domain, 35.94

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Title

Black Lion Wharf, from A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects

Related Titles

series (original language): Thames Set

Artist

James McNeill Whistler (American, active England and France, 1834-1903)

Date

1859

Medium

etching on cream Japan paper

Catalogue Raisonné

Glasgow 54

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 5 15/16 in x 8 7/8 in; sheet: 7 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: 3290 / 3" Buff. / 3/8 / Ebony, graphite [in another hand], bottom left

signature; date: Whistler: 1859, printed, lower right [in image]

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer

Accession Number

35.94

Copyright

public domain

Terms

etching

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

marines

paper

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

Lower Level

Helen Copeland Gallery

Description

In the summer of 1859, Whistler turned his attention the Thames River, focusing on the curve of the north bank from East London Lime Wharf in the east, to Saint Katharine Docks and the Tower of London in the west. He was fascinated by the ramshackle buildings that lined the wharfs, the commercial activity on the river, and the lives of the working-class men who populated the area.

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