Wapping - The Pool
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||189 x 279 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left (4-final)|
|No. of States:||8|
|Catalogues:||K.174; M.171; W.143|
|Impressions taken from this plate (14)|
Eight states are known before cancellation.
There is no signature or inscription.
The composition is complete.
The side of the barge next to that containing the men is not shaded.
Shading is added on the two barges to right of the manned barge; drypoint lines are added on the scaffolding at upper left; short strokes of drypoint strengthen the distant buildings behind the sailing ship to right of centre.
Short vertical lines are added on the hold of the nearest barge at left, below the dock; diagonal shading in drypoint is added on the two barges to right of the manned barge; the shading on the houses at upper right is extended; new clouds are added lightly in drypoint at upper right; more detail and shading is added on the houses at left.
Signed with a butterfly at lower left.
Roofs, shading and other details are added on the buildings at the extreme left; stays and rigging are added on the tallest sailing ship moored in the river; new lines cross earlier shading on the barges; the cargo (sacks) is added in the nearest barge; short lines shade the scaffolding at left; the rigging and shading on the sailing ships is augmented with short drypoint lines; there is foul biting throughout the print, particularly at the bottom and left.
Four diagonal and three slanting lines are added in drypoint on the nearest barge, below the corner of the dock; light slanting lines shade the clouds to right of the tall sailing ships.
Two more diagonal lines are added in drypoint on the barge below the dock; light drypoint shading is added above the clouds to right of the rightmost tall ship; some of the earlier drypoint is fading.
In the impression reproduced there is a spot of foxing above the moored sailing ships.
The sailing boat or barge in midstream now has a topmast with a pennant, and the sail is fully shaded; new drypoint shading is added on the buildings at right; higher clouds are added lightly at upper left; some of the foul biting has been removed.
Drypoint additions include the clouds, which have been extended and redrawn, with patches of shading added both left and right of the tall ships; the barge in the foreground at far right is redefined and the hull is shaded; behind it, the bow of the furthest barge has additional outlines and shading.