The best known of all of Whistler's etchings, as published in Etching and Etchers in 1880. A fine example with good, clear line and printed with plate tone.
The River Thames and its surrounding scenery, together with the wharves and warehouses along its banks, were a prime source of inspiration for Whistler throughout his life. His first Thames etchings date from 1858/9 and in 1871 his sixteen finest Thames etchings were published with great financial success. After Whistler was declared bankrupt as a result of his famous libel action against Ruskin and it was through his etchings of the Thames, and later of Venice, that he re-established both his name and his financial stability.
On the cream laid paper with margins. Generally very good condition.