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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (etched)

  • Date:

    1859 (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printer's ink, paper, etching

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from Messrs. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London in 1968

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 1, box C

Physical description

Etching print on paper

Place of Origin

London (etched)


1859 (etched)


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Printer's ink, paper, etching

Marks and inscriptions

'Whistler. 1859.'
Signed and dated bottom middle right


Height: 15.2 cm plate, Width: 22.8 cm plate, Height: 28.6 cm paper, Width: 43.8 cm paper

Object history note

W. 2nd state; K. 7th state.

Descriptive line

Etching by James McNeill Whistler, 'Billingsgate', 1859. Signed and dated bottom middle right.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.45, 2nd state.
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.47, 7th state.
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1968


Paper; Printing ink; Printer's ink


Etching (printing process); Etching

Subjects depicted

Boats; Rivers; Markets




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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