Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 78
Date: 1861
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 102 x 127 mm
Signed: 'James Whistler' (in inscription) (1-4); removed (5)
Inscribed: '1861' at lower left; 'The Works of James Whistler: Etchings and Dry Points, are on View at E. Thomas' .. Publisher / 39. Old Bond Street' at lower right (1-2); 'London.' added (4); erased (5)
Set/Publication: 'Thames Set', 1871
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 67
Catalogues: K.71; M.71; T.44; W.67
Impressions taken from this plate  (67)
Etching: PK071_01 (plate)
The copper plate bears the stamp of Whistler's favourite supplier, 'HUGHES & KIMBER / MANUFACTURERS/ RED LION SQUARE / FLEET STREET / LONDON'. The same stamp appears on two other etchings of the Thames in 1861, The Little Pool [79] and Old Hungerford Bridge [76].
Impression: K0710602
The plate was cancelled with a central vertical and several ruled horizontal lines. A set of cancelled impressions of the 'Thames Set' was printed (Graphic with a link to impression #K0710602, Graphic with a link to impression #K0710601).
The cancelled copper plate was purchased in 1896 by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), and bequeathed by him to the Freer Gallery of Art in 1919. 11

11: Acc. No. 1896.12.