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The Lime-Burner

Impression: Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Number: 55
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 255 x 179 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' lower right and 'Whistler.' lower left (1); lower left signature faded (2)
Inscribed: '1859.' at lower right
Set/Publication: 'Thames Set', 1871
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 103
Catalogues: K.46; M.45; T.38; W.44
Impressions taken from this plate  (103)
The Lime-burner is signed and dated '1859' on the copper plate.
Whistler made over thirty etchings during the year, including many scenes on and by the river Thames in London, such as Limehouse [48], The Pool [49], Eagle Wharf [50], Thames Police [53], Black Lion Wharf [54], Billingsgate [51] and Longshore men [52].
This etching was published in A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames (the 'Thames Set') by Ellis & Green in 1871.