Steamboats off the Tower
|Size:||154 x 225 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper right|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.149; M.147; W.114|
|Impressions taken from this plate (9)|
Four states are known.
Signed with a butterfly at upper right.
There is one long boat in the foreground; there is no moon; the funnel of the steamer at left is white.
The boat in the foreground is divided into two smaller boats by a single stroke; two curved lines are added in the bow of the boat at left; a small white area has been burnished out above the wharf and warehouses at right (it is smoke, but Kennedy thought it was the moon). 10
10: Kennedy 1910 (cat. no. 149).
Several diagonal lines are added to the shading between the two large steamers; the funnels of the steamers are shaded with horizontal lines; there is more vertical shading on the warehouses at right and horizontal shading extends the ships' reflections.