Old Hungerford Bridge
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||140 x 215 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' at lower right|
|Set/Publication:||'Thames Set', 1871|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.76; M.76; T.37; W.80|
|Impressions taken from this plate (65)|
The composition was mostly etched, augmented with delicate drypoint that faded and had to be replaced as it wore down. Lochnan commented:
Almost all impressions are printed in black ink. The first state was printed on off-white thin laid Japanese paper, cleanly wiped (), the second on off-white 'antique' (pre-1800) laid paper with a 'Pro Patria' over 'NP' watermark ().
The published edition was printed mainly on variations of the De Erven de Blauw and Beehive 'DEDB' watermark on ivory or cream laid (, , , , , , , , , ).
Others were printed on a variety of papers: cream 'antique' laid (); off-white laid with a shield watermark (); ivory 'antique' (pre-1800) laid with Strasbourg Lily watermark, taken from a ledger with blue edges (); cream laid with Arms of Amsterdam watermark (); cream 'modern' laid () and ivory card-like wove (). Some are on Asian papers, including ivory Japanese laid (, ) and light-weight cream Japanese ().
There are two impressions from the cancelled plate, printed in black ink on 'modern' laid paper ().