|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||155 x 230 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left (3-final)|
|No. of States:||10|
|Catalogues:||K.226; M.223; W.199|
|Impressions taken from this plate (14)|
Ten states are known before cancellation.
Part of the façade of Santa Maria della Salute and some lines of its reflection are burnished out; large patches of foul biting appear along the right edge and at the lower right corner, along with a small triangular patch of foul biting at upper left.
Most foul biting is removed, but two small patches at the right edge and the triangular patch at upper left remain.
Fine drypoint shading is added on the domes and upper façade of Santa Maria della Salute; fine verticals extend the reflections of Santa Maria della Salute and the hood of the gondola at right.
Diagonal shading is added on the right side of the large dome of Santa Maria della Salute and on the two smaller domes; fine horizontal lines are added to the Salute's reflection.
With the exception of spaces left unshaded to indicate lights, fine diagonal lines now cover the entire façade of Santa Maria della Salute as well as much of the building immediately to the right; new curved and vertical lines further define the shape of the Salute's large dome.
The impression illustrated was printed with very pale plate tone and shows the etched and drypoint lines clearly. Most impressions of this state have considerably more tone, and lines on the sky and water are less clear. Clarity of the fine drypoint work on the buildings also varies according to both the inking and wear of the plate during printing.
Two small dark patches of drypoint shading are added below the lights in front of Santa Maria della Salute.
Shading is added to the left sides of Santa Maria della Salute's two small domes; two very small patches of shading are added above the leftmost light in front of the Salute.