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Thames Police, 1859

  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 6 × 9 inches (15.2 × 22.9 cm) Sheet: 6 7/8 × 9 7/8 inches (17.5 × 25.1 cm)

Bequest of Hal H. Smith

45.408

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Shipping
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Wharves
  • Police station
  • Warehouse
  • River
  • Cityscape
  • Worker
  • Etching
  • Sailing ship
  • Barge (flat-bottomed watercraft)
  • Pulling boat
  • Marine (visual work)
  • London
  • Thames

Signed in plate, lower right: Whistler

Watermark, center of sheet: [heraldic device]

Dated in plate, lower right: 1859

1945-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Thames Police, 1859, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Hal H. Smith, 45.408.