Signed, in pen, l.r.: Liliane De Cock On verso, u.l.: 51 Sticker, c.: $40 Stamp. c.: PHOTOGRAPH BY LILIANE DE COCK On verso, c., stamp with information filled in by artist: TITLE Windmill--Storm near Santa Fe, New Mexico CREDIT DATE 1965 FILM 4x5 (Polaroid 55 P/N negative)
The thriving commercial activity of a metropolitan river is shown as ships and barges of all types maneuver along the river's edge in the foreground. In the middle distance a bridge spans the water and beyond more buildings are loosely sketched in.
This view of the old Hungerford Bridge dominates the scene which both in the foreground and in the distance under and behind the bridge can be seen the thriving shipping along the Thames so frequently the subject of Whistler's "Thames Set" etchings.
Two children sit on the ground next to a young tree that stands supported by a stake. The tree's foliage fills the image at the upper right. A fence in the upper part of the image separates the children from buildings in the distance, seen through the tree's branches. Presumably the children are in a part adjacent to a residential neighborhood.
This tender image of a woman and child sitting near a young tree in an urban park shows how skillfully Whistler could with just a few strokes create a complete environment. The setting is at the Inns of Court, Gray's Inn, in London.