For many centuries Billingsgate was the main wharf for the mooring of fishing vessels and landing their cargoes. Corn, malt, salt and fish were landed as early as the 13th century. The local Billingsgate Market was especially famous for fish, as well as the bad language used by some fishmongers. This print belongs to a set of prints entitled 'A Series of Sixteen Etchings on the Thames', produced by Whistler and published in 1871. He etched the plates for these prints after he moved to Wapping in 1859. He worked directly with his subjects and, by doing so, succeeded in highlighting the existence of a working-class maritime community in London.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Original size: 192 mm x 264 mm
- Image reference: PW5493
- On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London from a private lender
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