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Tyzac, Whiteley & Co

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (etched)

  • Date:

    1859 (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Hans Velten

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Etching by James Whistler, ‘Eagle Wharf’ or ‘Tyzac, Whiteley & Co.,’ from the Thames Set, etched 1859. In addition to early impressions the plate was 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 River Thames. In the foreground a boy sits on a barge, facing the viewer. Behind, boats moored next to warehouses, with the Tyzac, Whiteley & Co. building and another lettered ‘Eagle Wharf’ at left. Ships and a filigree of masts in the distance at right.

Place of Origin

London (etched)


1859 (etched)


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

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Whistler, 1859.'
Signed and dated by the artist in plate bottom middle.

'To H. Velten, with the very kind regards of F.K. September 1899'
'F.K' is probably Federick Keppel.
Inscribed in pencil outside plate edge at bottom

'Eagle Wharf, or "Tyzac, Whiteley & Co"'
Inscribed bottom left


Height: 13.8 cm plate, Width: 21.1 cm paper, Height: 18 cm paper, Width: 26.5 cm paper

Object history note

W.39; K.41.

Descriptive line

Etching by James Whistler, 'Eagle Wharf' or 'Tyzac, Whiteley & Co.', from the Thames Set, etched 1859.

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

Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.39.
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.41.


Paper; Printing ink


Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Warehouses; Wharves; Marines (visual works); Commerce; Barges; Rivers




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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