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Print - The Thames
  • The Thames
    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903
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The Thames

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1896 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithotint on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 125, Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery

James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) was one of the most influential and radical painters of his day. He was greatly influenced by arts from Japan. This lithotint print echoes the style of an East Asian ink painting, and suggests Whistler’s particular interest in the composition of Japanese painting and prints. The subject matter – the River Thames – inspired Whistler to produce a number of prints and paintings. In works such as these Whistler emphasised impressions and moods, rather than visually accurate depictions of landscape.

Physical description

A print in black and shades of grey, showing a view over the Thames, with boats and buildings in the distance. Signed by the artist with a buttefly monogram.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


1896 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Lithotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

(In pencil)
Way 125 The Thames


Height: 36 cm sheet size, Width: 23.3 cm sheet size, Height: 26.5 cm image size, Width: 19.3 cm image size

Descriptive line

Lithotint by J.A.M. Whistler, 1896, view over the River Thames. Signed by the artist with a butterfly monogram.

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

Way, Thomas R. Mr. Whistler's lithographs; the Catalogue comp. by Thomas R. Way. London: G. Bell & Sons, 1896. No. 125.
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1965


Printing ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Urban landscapes; Rivers


Prints; British Galleries


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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