A dark horizontal opening shows three men working and talking. Above is an arched recess, at the top of which is an open window with a plant. Below the large horizontal opening, a chicken stands in the street just below.
Whistler frequently depicted figures in dark interiors, and forges, smithys, coopers, etc. provided him with suitable material to explore such effects. This image was drawn not far from where the artist lived in Paris in a region of tinsmiths and other metal workers between the rue de Rennes and the cour du Dragon, an area demolished in the early 20th century.
Print depicting the city of Paestum in Rome from the inside of a temple. The etching is in color, and the image was probably colored after the printing process was complete. The perspective is from the ground level, as if the viewer was standing inside the structure and looking towards the outside.
This piece depicts boats decorated with lanterns, decorating the evening sky and festivities. The shore is lined with teahouses set up for the event.
The series Rokujuhoshu meisho zue depicts a famous place from each of the 68 provinces and the capital, Edo. Each of the 69 prints in this series, and the contents page, is a vertical composition.
In Tsushima on June 14th and 15th a festival is held, called Tenno Matsuri. Teahouses like the ones seen in this print would have been set up along the riverbank for the occasion. This piece depicts boats decorated with lanterns, decorating the evening sky and festivities. This particular arrangement is based off of the 1844 illustration "rokugatsu jyuyon nichi yuu" by Odagiri Shunko, from Owari Meisho Zue.