James Abbott McNeill Whistler Landscape Print - Black Lion Whart
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James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Black Lion Whart

1859

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Black Lion Wharf. 1859. Etching. Kennedy catalog 42 state .iii; Glasgow catalog 54 state .iv. Image: 6 x 8 7/8 (sheet 8 x 11 7/8). Glasgow records 101 known impressions.Plate 1 from the series: "Sixteen Etchings or Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects." (Thames Set), plate 1. A rich impression with plate tone, printed on laid paper. Signed and dated in the plate. Housed in a 16 x 20-inch archival mat, suitable for framing. The etching was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1860. Whistler shows the old timber frame buildings, brick and stonework, rope, smoking factory chimney, old boats and general decay. He concentrates on the minute detailing of differing widths of board, lettering of signs, crooked window sashes and the ropes, rings and pulleys of machinery. He details quaintly constructed houses along the riverbank, with people idling on the waterfront and glimpses of trees in the distance.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions

    H 6 in. x W 8.88 in.

    H 15.24 cm x W 22.56 cm

  • Gallery location
    Storrs, CT
  • Reference number
    LU33522446911

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