Drypoint on wove paper
Purchased, 2001, with support from the National Fund for Acquisitions and The Art Fund
Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 53567
Ratcliffe Highway, north of Wapping and the Thames, was a squalid slum full of dance halls, gin-houses, sailors and prostitutes. There are only four impressions of this drypoint with its rich, expressive lines.
On the verso of this one are several important collectors' marks: J.H. Hutchinson of London, B.B. MacGeorge of Glasgow, Howard Mansfield, New York lawyer (who wrote a catalogue of Whistler's etchings), and H.G. Whittemore of Naugatuck, Connecticut.