Old Westminster Bridge
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||76 x 204 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower left|
|Inscribed:||'1859' at lower left|
|Set/Publication:||'Thames Set', 1871|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.39; M.38; T.36; W.36|
|Impressions taken from this plate (75)|
Four states are known before cancellation.
Signed and dated 'Whistler 1859' (the 't' is not crossed) at lower left.
The composition is complete.
There is a jetty or a narrow lighter sticking out into the water in the centre.
Horizontal drypoint lines are added below the bodies of the horses; the jetty or lighter in the centre foreground has almost disappeared.
A small cloud is added above and to the left of the high tower; two almost horizontal lines in the water - one short and one long - meet at the head of the man with the stick, at left.
The drypoint varies in strength with wear and inking.
Horizontal and diagonal drypoint lines are added in the sky.
State 4 (cancelled)
Cancelled with four vertical lines (two with additional reinforcing lines etched roughly beside them) and one horizontal line.