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The Lime-Burner

Impression: Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Number: 55
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 255 x 179 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' lower right and 'Whistler.' lower left (1); lower left signature faded (2)
Inscribed: '1859.' at lower right
Set/Publication: 'Thames Set', 1871
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 103
Catalogues: K.46; M.45; T.38; W.44
Impressions taken from this plate  (103)
The Lime-burner is signed and dated '1859' on the copper plate.
Whistler made over thirty etchings during the year, including many scenes on and by the river Thames in London, such as Limehouse 048, The Pool 049, Eagle Wharf 050, Thames Police 053, Black Lion Wharf 054, Billingsgate 051 and Longshore men 052.
This etching was published in A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames (the 'Thames Set') by Ellis & Green in 1871.