James Abbott McNeill Whistler
American (1834-1903)
Rotherhithe, 1860
Etching
10×7 IN.

Dodgson 33; Kennedy 66, iii/III (Diagonal lines running from left to right, cross the arm and shoulder of the man in the center; the bow of the boat is further shaded by fine vertical drypoint lines, and delicate lines are added in the sky). Signed and dated in plate lower left: "Whistler 1860". A fine early impression in cold black ink on watermarked (probably Dutch) laid paper typical of the earlier impressions of the Thames series, in fine condition with margins measuring approximately 1/4 inch. This print was later published as part of the Thames Set.
From the series "Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects", this work was originally published under the title "Wapping", in the catalogue for the series, which was printed in 1871.

$ 14,500