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Query builder

Billingsgate

Accession Number
1954/1.339.1

Title
Billingsgate

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1859

Medium & Support
etching, printed in black ink on laid Japan paper

Dimensions
8 1/8 in. x 12 3/16 in. ( 20.7 cm x 30.9 cm )

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
Billingsgate was a district in London with a large and prosperous fish market.

Physical Description
A group of figures stand on the bow of a boat at the left. Behind and to the left are buildings and steps leading up to a quay with people gathered along the railings. Behind the figures and to the right are the numerous masts of ships lined side by side, all containing figures while in the distance beyond are the arches of a bridge.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
boats
bridges (built works)
buildings
docks
quays
ships
tower
water

2 Related Resources

London
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Transportation
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved

On display