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James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 1834-1903.

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Free Trade Wharf. 1877. Etching. Kennedy 163.v; Glasgow 171.iv.viii. 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 (sheet 7 x 10 3/8). Published in this state by the Fine Art Society, London, in 1879 in an edition of 100. A very rich impression in brown ink with with plate tone printed on fine cream laid paper with full margins. Monogrammed with the butterfly in the plate. $4,750.

The Free Trade Wharf in Ratcliffe, was one of the largest of the river wharfs. It occupied several warehouses built by the East India Company in the 1790s. Luxury housing now covers the site.

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Please click on the link to the Glasgow online catalog raisonné Free Trade Wharf.

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