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Shipbuilder's Yard, Liverpool

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 142
Date: 1875
Medium: drypoint
Size: 279 x 152 mm
Signed: butterfly at left (1-3); redrawn (3-final)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 24
Catalogues: K.146; M.144; W.121
Impressions taken from this plate  (24)
Ship Builders Yard, Liverpool dates from 1875. On 1 February 1875 Whistler wrote from Liverpool to William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916): 'The etchings and drypoints are getting on famously - I have quite got back into my old delight in the work and think I shall have some pretty things to show you soon - ' 1 It was first recorded as sold - to Alexander - in early 1875.

1: GUW #07565; [March/April 1875], #07573.

Other etchings done in the Liverpool area include The Little Forge, Liverpool [141] and The Dam Wood [133].