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Battersea Reach

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 96
Date: 1863
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 134 x 209 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: '1863. - ' at lower right
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 19
Catalogues: K.90; M.90
Impressions taken from this plate  (19)


The scene was done in both etching and drypoint, but no impressions before cancellation have been located.


Of the known impressions of this etching, most are in black ink on laid paper, including two on ivory paper with a Strasbourg Lily watermark (,) and one on cream 'modern' (post-1800) laid Van Gelder paper (); one, however, is on cream wove paper (). The binding complicates measuring those impressions still in volumes, but the paper can vary in size from at least 235 x 382mm () to 240 x 322 mm ().