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Penny Passengers, Limehouse

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 71
Date: 1860
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 81 x 206 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.67; M.67; W.59
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)
Penny Passengers, Limehouse dates from about 1860. It is dated by the technique, and from details of the bonnets and hats, which suggest an early 1860s date. It is known that Whistler was working in Limehouse, Wapping and Rotherhithe in 1860.
Other etchings of that date cover a variety of subjects, including Annie Haden 067, Axenfeld 068, Rotherhithe 070, and Ross Winans 072.