The Forge

This is an original etching and drypoint by American artist James M Whistler.  The title is "The Forge", An interior view of the Blacksmith and his apprentices.  The image printed on a thin Japan type paper has in image size of 7 5/8X12 1/2 inches.  Extensive use of plate tone, a rich impression, This impression is the 6th state of 6 prior to the cancellation of the plate.  It was created in 1861 as part of his series, "The Thames Set"  It appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 68.  A fine image in very nice condition.