Inscribed in pencil, verso, u.l.: B.L 860 Inscribed in pencil, verso, both u.r. and center: P-553 Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l.: 14. stamped, dated and numbered in pencil, verso, left center: Walker Evans/XIV (in box) 83 (in box)/c. 1934
A curving country town street lies before the viewer. On either side of the street are row houses and other buildings; along the right side of the composition is a darkened doorway and steps facing the viewer. Along the street are numerous figures strolling. At the bottom of the image at the right is a dog, facing up the street and away from the viewer.
Whistler spent time in Lime Regis during the fall of 1895. This image looks up Broad Street. It was drawn on a transfer paper that was new to Whistler that the Ways had sent him in Lime Regis. He decided he did not much like the effects of this paper.
Signed in plate, l.r.: Lalanne Inscription in plate, u.r. Letters in margin, l.l.: Maxime Lala-ne, del. et sculp. ; l.c.: PORTE DE VERSAILLES AU POINT DU JOUR 1870 - 1871 ; l.r.: Paris, CADART & LUCE, Edit. Imp. Watermark, c.r.