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Free Trade Wharf
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||99 x 186 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left (3-final)|
|Set/Publication:||Fine Art Society, 1879?|
|No. of States:||8|
|Catalogues:||K.163; M.160; W.134|
|Impressions taken from this plate (33)|
Free Trade Wharf probably dates from 1877. It was probably the etching sold as 'From Limehouse', in October 1877. 1 The date '1877' is written on an impression acquired by Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), but it is not absolutely certain that Whistler wrote the date (). The butterfly signature etched on the plate confirms the date.
1: Whistler to M. B. Huish, 10 October 1877, GUW #12734.
Free Trade Wharf was published by the Fine Art Society, London, in 1879.