Wapping - The Pool
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||189 x 279 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left (4-final)|
|No. of States:||8|
|Catalogues:||K.174; M.171; W.143|
|Impressions taken from this plate (14)|
The Large Pool dates from late 1878 or early 1879. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date.
It is probably the etching sold by Whistler in late 1878 or early 1879 to the Royal Collection, when he wrote: 'I send you down by Post registered the proof of the new plate! - "Wapping - the Dock" - printed and signed by myself '. 1
1: Whistler to R. Holmes, [October 1878/September 1879], GUW #11306.