|Size:||155 x 230 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.144; M.142; W.119|
|Impressions taken from this plate (21)|
Five states are known before cancellation.
There is no signature or inscription.
The impression reproduced shows that the plate was damaged by corrosion or foul biting round the edge. In its current form it is a drypoint, so foul biting is ruled out, although some other form of damage or corrosion could have occurred. It is possible that the plate originally held another etching.
A patch of slightly slanting lines is added halfway up the hill, above centre; the woman's hat has a veil flying from it, to right; short lines shade the tree trunk below the signboard.
Diagonal shading is added above and at upper left of the patch of shading above centre; the tree-stems at left are shaded; more diagonal shading is added on the grass under the trees, right down to the beach; the shading on the back of the woman's jacket and skirt has been reinforced with short diagonal lines.
The patch of shading above centre has been reinforced and extended at right; long diagonal lines are added on the grass or bushes around the centre, just above the beach; a few diagonal lines are added under the tree to right of the signboard; patches of diagonal shading are added to left of the trees and below them, along the edge of the beach; the woman's features are clearer, and her jacket is more shaded.