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Pickle Herring Wharf

Accession Number
1954/1.367

Title
Pickle Herring Wharf

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1878

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

Dimensions
6 15/16 in x 9 3/4 in (17.62 cm x 24.77 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
According to the Glasgow catalogue raisonné site, this view of the Thames was taken at Pickle Herring Stairs, located below London bridge. These stairs provided access to the river and was a place where the ferries crossed the river.

Physical Description
A large port is seen from the water. In the foreground are two low rowboats; at the right side are a number of tall masted ships with reefed sails and beyond, at center, in the distance is more shipping at dock. Along the left hand side is a large building seen as the embankment curves away into the distance.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
boats
buildings
rivers
shipping
ships
water
wharves

2 Related Resources

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

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