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The Thames Police at Wapping Wharf, by James Whistler.

The Thames Police at Wapping Wharf, by James Whistler.
The Thames Police at Wapping Wharf.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW5487
Description: Thames police officers and their skiffs pulled up on the shore at Wapping Wharf. In 1839, ten years after the Metropolitan Police was formed, the Marine Police (established in 1798) became the Thames Division of the Metropolitan Police. The division's HQ has always been at Wapping River Police Station. This was one of Whistler's set 'A Series of Sixteen Etchings on the Thames', published in 1871.
Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler (artist & engraver) 1834-1903
Date: 1859
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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