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Eagle Wharf

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 50
Date: 1859
Medium: etching
Size: 140 x 217 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' below centre
Inscribed: '1859.' at lower centre
Set/Publication: 'Thames Set', 1871
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 73
Catalogues: K.41; M.40; T.40; W.39
Impressions taken from this plate  (73)
Whistler dated Eagle Wharf '1859' on the copper plate.
The artist worked and lived by the Thames from the beginning of August to early October 1859. 1 He made over thirty etchings during the year, including many scenes on and by the river Thames in London, such as Thames Warehouses [46], Old Westminster Bridge [47], Limehouse [48], The Pool [49], Eagle Wharf [50], Thames Police [53], W. Jones, Lime-Burner, Thames Street [55] and Billingsgate [51].

1: Lochnan 1984, p. 81.

Eagle Wharf was published in A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames (the 'Thames Set'), by Ellis & Green in 1871.