|Size:||134 x 227 mm|
|Set/Publication:||U.S. Coast Survey, 1854|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.App.1; M.app. 1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (16)|
The copper plate itself is dated 1854. It was etched in November or December 1854.
It must date from shortly after Whistler was hired to work as a draughtsman in the U.S. Coast Survey in Washington by the federal government on 7 November 1854, for $1.50 a day, and before the etching was published. It bears a publication date of 1854.
Whistler's only other known plate of this date is Sketches on the Coast Survey Plate .