Fishing Quay, Ostend
|Size:||129 x 178 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (5)|
On 13 January 1888 the Sunday Times reported, 'Mr. Whistler has lately finished a number of very beautiful new etchings, having selected his subjects in Brussels, Ostend and actually Houndsditch'. 2 It seems likely that Whistler or a friend planted this news item to help promote his recent etchings.
Whistler's etchings of Ostend include Fish Women, Ostend 349, Market Place, Ostend 350, The Canal, Ostend 352 and The Beach, Ostend 353.
1: Whistler to T. McLean, GUW #13016.
2: Press-cutting, GUL PC9/54; repeated in Home and Colonial Mail, 20 January 1888 (GUL PC9/55).