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Etching - Rotherhithe or Wapping

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1945P107
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1860 - 1860

Maker Information

Artist:James A McNeill Whistler - View biography for James A McNeill Whistler


Whistler drew upon the Japanese print tradition for this complex asymmetrical composition of the Angel Inn at Rotherhithe. In an interesting reversal of the traditional practice, the scene became the source for the oil painting 'Wapping', now at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, whose background he described as 'like an etching'.

Bequeathed by Ernest Henry Keen, 1945.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Etching and drypoint on cream Japan paper.
Material(s):Printing ink

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Height:400 mm
Width:268 mm