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Fishing Boats, Hastings

Impression: Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Number: 163
Date: 1876/1877
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 152 x 255 mm
Signed: butterfly at left (1); replaced with new butterfly (2-3); replaced again (4)
Inscribed: 'Hastings -' at lower right
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 7
Catalogues: K.158; M.155; W.131
Impressions taken from this plate  (7)
Fishing Boats, Hastings probably dates from 1877. One impression is inscribed '1877 -' (Graphic with a link to impression #K1580208). The butterfly signature is consistent with this date.
During this period Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881) was living in Hastings, and Whistler occasionally visited her until he left for Venice late in 1879, as well as after his return, late in 1880.