Black Lion Wharf
|Size:||153 x 229 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower right|
|Inscribed:||'1859.' at lower right|
|Set/Publication:||'Thames Set', 1871|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.42; M.41; T.35; W.40|
|Impressions taken from this plate (104)|
The copper plate bears the manufacturer's rectangular stamp, 'HUGHES & KIMBER / MANUFACTURERS/ RED LION SQUARE / FLEET STREET / LONDON'. The same stamp appears on three other Thames plates of 1859 of the same size (Stevens' Boat Yard 056, Thames Police 053, as well as Venus 060) and several portraits, all of 1859-1860 (Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste' 036, Whistler with a hat 044, Fumette's Bent Head 058, Arthur Haden 066, Mr Mann 073, Axenfeld 068 and Riault (The Wood Engraver) 069).
It was published with the 'Thames Set' in 1871. It was cancelled with four vertical lines and two diagonal lines running from corner to corner. The plate was bought in 1896 by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), who bequeathed it to the Freer Gallery of Art. 17
17: Acc. No. 1896.5.