‘A River Scene,’ 1861. Steel-plate etching, cut by Whistler. 4½ x 6¼ inches; plate 45. This work illustrates a poem by Charles Mackay, visualizing its serene atmosphere in the form of a delicately described landscape. It continues the imagery in Whistler’s other etching for this collection. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Passages from Modern English Poets, Illustrated by the Junior Etching Club. London: William Tegg [1861].

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