Etching on laid paper
Bequest of Joseph Whistler Revillon, 1955
Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 46728
These two impressions show changes in the foreground, and different papers. In 1871 the copper plates were steel-faced so that they would not wear down, after which Ellis & Green published the Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames in an edition of 100.
This 1871 impression is printed on laid paper (watermarked 'DE ERVEN Dk BLAUW'). Frederick Goulding (1842-1909), whom Whistler called 'a capital printer', printed a later edition1.. The extent of later printings is still being examined