Dock Head (The) by Joseph Pennell

Dock Head (The) by Joseph Pennell

Dock Head (The)

Joseph Pennell

Title

Dock Head (The)

 
Artist

Joseph Pennell

  1857 - 1926 (biography)
Year
1905  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
8 5/8 x 11 1/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower center 
Edition Size
probably 75 proofs 
Annotations
"imp" in pencil, lower center 
Reference
Wuerth 381; Library of Congress 465 
Paper
fine Japanese paper 
State
I/I 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20042 
Price
$900.00 
Description

One of Pennell's atmospheric etchings of the River Thames in the twilight, it might be considered a companion to his "Tower Bridge, Evening (W.378).

The location is likely "St Saviour's Dock" a small dock on the south bank of the River Thames, London, 420 metres east of Tower Bridge which forms the eastern end of the picturesque and historic embankment that starts at Tower Bridge known as Shad Thames. The other side of the Dock is Jacob's Island.

This impression was printed by Pennell and sold through the Chicago gallery of Albert Roullier in the early 20th century.