The Turret Ship

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 305
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 128 x 178 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 14
Catalogues: K.321; M.316
Impressions taken from this plate  (14)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K3210104
Signed with a butterfly at right, just below centre.

State 2

Impression: K3210202
Short, fine horizontal drypoint lines are added along the horizon at right, along with two wavy drypoint lines in the water at centre.
The drypoint lines wore down quickly, particularly at the horizon, and can be difficult to see without magnification.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K321_01 (plate)
Cancelled with a diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 10

10: A scan of the copper plate was flipped horizontally, converted to greyscale, and colour inverted, with enhanced contrast.