Matthew White Ridley, 'Ships in a Dock'

Matthew White Ridley, 'Ships in a Dock'

Matthew White Ridley (1837-88)
'Ships in a Dock'
About 1860
Etching
Museum no. CAI 284 
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

Matthew White Ridley had been a fellow-student with Whistler in Paris in 1856-7 and shared his affection for rivers and bustling docks. In England, he introduced Whistler to a little circle of etching enthusiasts which gathered at the house of Edwin Edwards. Ionides acquired many prints by members of this clique.