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The Thames (Sketching): P.285-1954

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The Thames (Sketching)


Printmaker: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1954-10) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


Production date: AD 1861


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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of chine collé ( chine colle on thick wove paper) wove paper
Plate Height 120 mm Width 165 mm
Sheet Height 285 mm Width 420 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Whistler
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Whister
  • Location: Sheet lower centre left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Name
  • Text: artist proof.
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: The artist sketching.
  • Location: Sheet lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Title

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.285-1954
Primary reference Number: 10102
Wedmore (Whistler): 69
Mansfield: 87 II
Kennedy: 86 II
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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