Lobster Pots - Selsea Bill
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||121 x 203 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower right|
|Set/Publication:||'Second Venice Set', 1886|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.235; M.233; W.174|
|Impressions taken from this plate (32)|
Four states are known before cancellation.
Signed with a butterfly at lower right, and inscribed below and to left of this 'Selsea Bill -'
The foreground is complete; with several scratches and some small flecks of foul biting along the bottom of the image; four prominent spots of foul biting at upper left and one prominent spot above the butterfly.
Kennedy reversed the order of states for Lobster Pots - Selsea Bill, making the incorrect assumption that details were subtracted rather than added. 7
7: Kennedy 1910 (cat. no. 235).
The five prominent spots of foul biting at upper left and above the butterfly are removed; small flecks of foul biting along the bottom of the image increase and become more distinct.
Three additional sails are added to left of the original sailing vessels; indistinct silhouettes of two figures are added at upper centre right.
The sails, sailing vessels and figures in the background became worn during the printing of this state, and clarity of the shapes varies greatly from impression to impression. Foul biting and scratches along the bottom of the image also became less distinct.
Published in this state with A Set of Twenty-six Etchings (the 'Second Venice Set') in 1886.