The Thames Police (Wapping Wharf)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903



Etching and drypoint on heavy wove paper

Plate: 5 5/16 × 8 7/8 in. (13.5 × 22.5 cm)

Sheet: 9 5/8 × 13 1/8 in. (24.4 × 33.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Helena Mein Wade in memory of her husband, Alfred Byers Wade



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed and dated, in plate, lower right: Whistler 1859; inscribed, in graphite, lower left margin: Wapping Wharf

Exhibition History

James McNeill Whistler: Works from the Dartmouth Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 9-March 13, 1988.


Alfred Byers Wade (1874-1949) Collection; to his wife, Helena Mein Wade (1878-1966), New Canaan, Connecticut, 1949; given to present collection, 1950.

Catalogue Raisonne

E. Kennedy, The Etched Work of Whistler, San Francisco, 1978, no. 44. H. Mansfield, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909, no. 43.

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