The Forge

Print
1861 (etched), 1871 (printed and published)
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Etching and drypoint engraving by James Whistler, ‘The Forge’, from the Thames Set. Etched 1861, printed and issued in 1871 as one of the ‘Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames, and Other Subjects,’ by Ellis and Green, 32 King Street, Covent Garden, in editions of one hundred. Signed and dated by the artist in plate. View of the interior of a forge, the furnace and blacksmith at left, with onlookers illuminated by the light from the furnace.


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional Titles
  • The Thames Set (series title)
  • A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames, and Other Subjects (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Etching and drypoint engraving on paper
Brief Description
Etching and drypoint engraving by James Whistler, 'The Forge', from the Thames Set. Etched 1861, published in 'Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames, and Other Subjects,' London, 1871.
Physical Description
Etching and drypoint engraving by James Whistler, ‘The Forge’, from the Thames Set. Etched 1861, printed and issued in 1871 as one of the ‘Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames, and Other Subjects,’ by Ellis and Green, 32 King Street, Covent Garden, in editions of one hundred. Signed and dated by the artist in plate. View of the interior of a forge, the furnace and blacksmith at left, with onlookers illuminated by the light from the furnace.
Dimensions
  • Plate height: 19.7cm
  • Plate width: 31.8cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Whistler. 1861.' (Signed and dated in plate bottom right.)
Object history
1871 edition. W.63, 2nd state; K.68, 3rd state.
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.63, 2nd state.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.68, 3rd state.
Collection
Accession Number
24767:1

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