Anacapa Island

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 2
Date: 1854
Medium: etching
Size: 134 x 227 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: U.S. Coast Survey, 1854
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 16
Catalogues: K.App.1; 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 [1].