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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 1957.3.158
Object Name Print
Description "Billingsgate," c. 1880, etching by James McNeill Whistler.

Though "Billingsgate" was dated "1859" by Whistler on the copper plate, multiple impressions were made, and this is possibly an impression of the final state in 1882. It is a view of Billingsgate fish market on the north bank of the Thames River in London. Britain's largest inland fish-market was held here, at the north end of London Bridge. The market closed in 1982

Title Billingsgate
Date c. 1880
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Whistler, James McNeill
Medium ink
Material Japanese paper
Technique etching | intaglio
Dimensions H-7.875 W-11 inches
Credit line Bequest of Judge John Webb Green and Ellen McClung Green
Subjects London
Wharf
Fishermen
Bridges
Etchings
Worker