Early MorningArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1878Medium & Supportlithotint on wove paperDimensions
10 1/16 x 14 3/8 in. (25.5 x 36.4 cm);10 1/16 x 14 3/8 in. (25.5 x 36.4 cm);6 1/2 x 10 3/16 in. (16.4 x 25.8 cm);14 3/8 x 19 5/16 in. (36.5 x 49 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
Whistler found that liminal times of day offered effects that he could translate into a particularly appealing visual poetry. Many of his works sited from the part of Chelsea where he lived looked across the Thames towards the industrial establishments of London; these unpromising views were transformed by his atmospheric and evocative portrayals.Physical Description
Two men sit on a bench at the lower right. Behind them is a large expanse of water; barges ply the water while smokestacks and buildings are visible on the opposite shore. The overall impression is one of foggy weather and features are generally indistinct.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeintaglio printCollection AreaWesternRights
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