The Beach, Hastings
|Size:||160 x 235 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.116; M.100; W.101|
|Impressions taken from this plate (20)|
Drawn with bold drypoint lines, sweeping right across the misty horizon, and printed with strong burr and, in the second state, retroussage as well, to produce a very dramatic effect.
Only three impressions have been located. The earliest is printed in black ink, with a lot of soft burr, enhanced by retroussage, on ivory laid paper (). The two known impressions of the second state were also printed in black, on laid paper with a Beehive 'DEDB' (De Erven de Blauw) watermark (, ). More than a dozen impressions from the cancelled plate have been located, mainly still in the original albums. They were printed in black ink usually on laid paper, some times with a partial 'Van Gelder' watermark (, )