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Battersea Morn

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 174
Date: 1877
Medium: drypoint
Size: 150 x 225 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 14
Catalogues: K.155; M.152; W.125
Impressions taken from this plate  (14)
Battersea Morn dates from 1877. It was first recorded as sold in October 1877. 1 In 1878 H. Stewart Cundell in an article on 'English Etchings' announced:

1: Whistler to M. B. Huish, 10 October 1877, GUW #12734.

'Mr Whistler, we are glad to learn, is resuming his etching, and among his most recent plates we may mention "Battersea - Morn," a most delightful work, with the effect of silver haze rendered with consummate skill; "Linsey [sic] Houses," a view at Chelsea in dry-point, "Greenhithe," and etchings of Temple Bar and Wych-street, which, when completed, will rank with his most masterly plates.' 2

2: 'English Etching', The Standard, London, 25 April 1878, p. 2 (GUL PC1/94).