Thames Set ("A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects" 1871 as "Wapping")
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Etching and drypoint; sixth state of six, from the cancelled plate, printed in black ink on thick ivory laid paper
plate: 10 13/16 x 7 13/16 in. (27.5 x 19.8 cm)
sheet: 14 11/16 x 10 1/2 in. (37.3 x 26.7 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Not on view
Signature: In plate: "Whistler 1860"
Inscription: "Impression of the destroyed plate of Whistler's "Rotherhith" (London) / All of the sixteen plates of the "Thames Etchings" are destroyed, an impression from each (as destroyed) is now in the public collection of Paris, - the Bibliotheque Nationale. Rue de Richelieu.' in pen and ink recto, not in Whistler's hand
Harris Brisbane Dick; Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
Edward Guthrie Kennedy, Royal Cortissoz The Etched Work of Whistler: illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates. The Grolier Club, 1910, cat. no. 66 from cancelled plate.
Katharine A. Lochnan The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Ex. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 14–November 11, 1984; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, November 24, 1984–January 13, 1985. Yale University Press, Art Gallery of Ontario, New Haven, 1984, related map, p. 82, cat. no. 70, pp. 116, 118, 119, 120, 165, 193; 278.
Gordon Cooke James McNeill Whistler, The Embroidered Curtain. Dealer exh. cat. The Fine Art Society, London, 2007, cat. no. 13.
Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow on-line website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. University of Glasgow, 2012, cat. no. 70 vi/vi from cancelled plate.