Thames Warehouses

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 46
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 77 x 204 mm
Signed: 'Whistler' at lower right
Inscribed: '1859.' at lower right
Set/Publication: 'Thames Set', 1871
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 63
Catalogues: K.38; M.37; T.42; W.35
Impressions taken from this plate  (63)
Thames Warehouses was dated '1859' by Whistler on the copper plate. Lochnan suggested that it was etched in July 1859:
'[Whistler made] his first etchings of the Thames in late July. He began with two small plates, Thames Warehouses and Old Westminster Bridge, ... These may have been the Thames etchings which Fantin took back with him to Paris when he left at the end of July. He wrote to Whistler on August 5 saying that ... he had given Whistler's etching ... of the Thames to Sinet.' 1

1: Lochnan 1984, p. 76; Fantin Latour to Whistler, 5 August 1859, GUW #01074

Thames Warehouses was published in A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on The Thames and other Subjects (the 'Thames Set') in 1871.