Old Westminster Bridge
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||76 x 204 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower left|
|Inscribed:||'1859' at lower left|
|Set/Publication:||'Thames Set', 1871|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.39; M.38; T.36; W.36|
|Impressions taken from this plate (75)|
Four states are known before cancellation.
Signed and dated 'Whistler 1859' (the 't' is not crossed) at lower left.
The composition is complete.
There is a jetty or a narrow lighter sticking out into the water in the centre.
Horizontal drypoint lines are added below the bodies of the horses; the jetty or lighter in the centre foreground has almost disappeared.
A small cloud is added above and to the left of the high tower; two almost horizontal lines in the water - one short and one long - meet at the head of the man with the stick, at left.
The drypoint varies in strength with wear and inking.