Wych StreetArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1877Medium & Supportetching and drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paperDimensions
12 15/16 in. x 8 7/16 in. ( 32.9 cm x 21.5 cm )Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
Whistler's interest in depicting picturesque old buildings and the sharp recession provided by closely build houses goes back to "The Street at Saverne" from the French Set. These old structures were also captured by the photographers Alfred and John Bool (see 1991/1.114) and may possibly reflect Whistler's interest in recording, and possibly preserving, distinctive older architecture.Physical Description
A street view. The upper two stories of buildings in a narrow city street are drawn, the ground floor left undescribed. The vantage point severly crops and foreshortens the buildings on the right side of the street, but gives a fuller view of the gables and overhangs of the buildings on the left side of the street.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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