Old Hungerford Bridge
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||140 x 215 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' at lower right|
|Set/Publication:||'Thames Set', 1871|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.76; M.76; T.37; W.80|
|Impressions taken from this plate (65)|
'Hungerford Bridge' (1863, R.A.) 1
'Old Hungerford' (1871, Ellis & Green). 2
'Old Hungerford' (1870s, Whistler). 3
'Hungerford Bridge' (1874, Ralph Thomas, Jr (1840-1876)). 4
'Old Hungerford Bridge' (Flemish Gallery, 1874). 5
'Old Hungerford Bridge' (1886, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 6
It is not certain that references to another Hungerford subject concern the same etching. These are as follows:
'The oyster smacks old Hungerford Market' (1875, Whistler). 7
'Oyster Smacks' (1877, Whistler). 8
The original title of the etching as published in 1871, 'Old Hungerford' could mean both the bridge and the market, both of which are conspicuous in the scene. This is a slightly different meaning to that published in Whistler's 1874 exhibition catalogue, 'Old Hungerford Bridge', but it is the latter that was adopted by later cataloguers.
1: London RA 1863.
2: A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames.
3: Written on .
4: Thomas 1874[more] (cat. no. 37).
5: London Pall Mall 1874 (cat. no. 19).
6: Wedmore 1886 A[more] (cat. no. 80).
7: Whistler to W. C. Alexander, [March/April 1875?], GUW #07573.
8: Whistler to F.A.S., 10 October 1877, GUW #12734.
John Wykeham Archer (1808-1864) painted a watercolour of Hungerford Bridge from Savoy Wharf in 1861. 10
9: Thomas, op. cit., Wedmore, op. cit..
10: British Museum, 1874,0314.401; Binyon, Laurence, Catalogue of drawings by British artists, and artists of foreign origin working in Great Britain, 4 vols., London, 1898, X (13).