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Pickle Herring Wharf

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 164
Date: 1876/1877
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 152 x 229 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 8
Known impressions: 30
Catalogues: K.167; M.163; W.137
Impressions taken from this plate  (30)
Pickle Herring Wharf dates from 1876 or 1877. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date.
Some impressions appear to have been printed in 1877. Whistler, in an invoice to Messrs Hogarth, listed this etching with a date, possibly that of printing: 'Pickle herring Stairs - (Oct. 12 -) No. 5'. 1

1: 22-27 October [1877], #12737.

Other etchings of similar date include From Billingsgate [165], The Tiny Pool [167], Free Trade Wharf [171] and London Bridge [172].