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Old Hungerford Bridge

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 76
Date: 1861
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 140 x 215 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Thames Set', 1871
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 65
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 ().