Battersea Dawn (Cadogan Pier)

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 95
Date: 1863
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 115 x 153 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Thames Set', 1871
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 61
Catalogues: K.75; M.75; T.64; W.79
Impressions taken from this plate  (61)
Battersea Dawn (Cadogan Pier) dates from between 1861 and 1871, and most likely from 1863. It is most closely related in subject and technique to Battersea Reach [96] and Chelsea Wharf [97], which date from 1863. It is not dated on the copper plate.
It is difficult to date, having stylistic elements in common with other etchings over a decade, including The Little Pool [83] (which is dated '1861' on the plate), Old Hungerford Bridge [81] (which is not dated at all), and Chelsea Bridge and Church [102] (which is said to date from 1871), all of which were published with Battersea Dawn (Cadogan Pier) in A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames (the 'Thames Set') in 1871.