Old Battersea Bridge
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||202 x 293 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower right (2-6); replaced with new butterfly (6); replaced again (7)|
|Set/Publication:||Fine Art Society, 1879|
|No. of States:||7|
|Catalogues:||K.177; M.174; W.141|
|Impressions taken from this plate (40)|
Old Battersea Bridge was etched in August 1879. One rough and battered impression of the first state was annotated by Whistler, 'Trial rub - / cheap! - Aug 3. 1879 -' (). On the same day Whistler printed the next four states; in all he recorded fourteen impressions printed on that day. 1
1: Whistler, List, 3 August 1879, GUW #13008.
The etching was published by the Fine Art Society in August 1879. However, the final state was completed and printed in 1888-1889. The copper plate was cancelled and destroyed on 15 April 1889. 2
2: GUW #01211, #01214, #01219.