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Vauxhall Bridge

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 75
Date: 1861
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 69 x 114 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: '1861' at lower right (G.2)
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 36
Catalogues: K.70; M.70; T.46; W.66
Impressions taken from this plate  (36)


Two states are known.

State 1

Etching: K0700102
Signed 'Whistler.' at lower right.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K0700204
Dated '1861.' below and to left of the signature.
More fine vertical shading is added under the third arch from the right; long slightly curving lines are added to the clouds; drypoint lines are added to the wooden structure at extreme left; a vise has left a group of short parallel lines in the lower left corner; a few uneven horizontal lines are added on the hulls of the barges.