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James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 1834-1903.

Rotherhithe (Originally published as Wapping). 1860. Etching. Kennedy 66.iii; Glasgow 70.vi. 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 (sheet 12 7/8 x 9 1/2). Series: "Sixteen Etchings or Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects." (Thames Set) plate 5. Illustrated: Guichard, British Etchers, 1850-1940; Keppel, The Golden Age of Engraving; Salaman, The Great Painter-Etchers from Rembrandt to Whistler and Modern Masters of Etching: Whistler; Guichard, British Etchers, 1850-1940. One 2-mm missed inking spot between the two ship masts on the right; otherwise an excellent proof. A rich impression printed on antique cream laid paper. Signed in the plate. Housed in an archival silk-covered mat with a gold lip in an elegant 19 5/8 x 16 5/8-inch Whistler style gold leaf frame. $10,000.

Rotherhithe was made on the balcony of the Angel Inn at Rotherhithe, looking northwest toward the City; the dome of St. Paul's is visible on the horizon at the far left.

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