James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)

Signed and dated “1859”

Etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on wove paper

10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (27.2 x 19.9 cm) sheet 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (32.9 x 25 cm)

This is the sixth (final) state, aside from the edition published in A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects, (the Thames Set) published by Ellis & Green in 1871.

Source: Whistler on the Thames.

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