|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||214 x 137 mm|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.162; M.159; W.133|
|Impressions taken from this plate (5)|
The Leeds Mercury on 27 December 1877 referred to Whistler's etchings, and mentioned that 'The last scene of Temple Bar is certainly the most picturesque'. In 1878, in an article on 'English Etchings', H. Stewart Cundell commented: 'Mr Whistler, we are glad to learn, is resuming his etching, and among his most recent plates we may mention ... etchings of Temple Bar and Wych-street, which, when completed, will rank with his most masterly plates.' 2
1: Howell to Whistler, [6-25 November 1877], GUW #02178.
2: 'English Etching', The Standard, London, 25 April 1878, p. 2 (GUL PC1/94).