Mar 05, 2015 - Sale 2375

Sale 2375 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 1,500
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Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
JAMES A. M. WHISTLER
Thames Police.

Etching and drypoint on thin, cream laid Japan paper, 1859. 151x221 mm; 5 7/8x8 7/8 inches, full margins. MacDonald's fifth state (of 5). A very good, richly-inked impression with all the fine lines distinct.

The Marine Police, established in 1798, became the Thames Division of the Metropolitan Police in 1839. In this view, Whistler shows their brick and bay-windowed structure on the banks of the Thames at Wapping Wharf, with the skiffs and marine patrol boats pulled up on the river bank. Kennedy 44; Glasgow 53.