The Two Ships
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||207 x 133 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left|
|Set/Publication:||Fine Art Society|
|No. of States:||5|
|Catalogues:||K.148; M.146; W.116|
|Impressions taken from this plate (17)|
'THE TWO SHIPS' (1880, Dowdeswell's). 3
'Die beiden Schiffe' (1881, Berlin). 4
'St Catherine [sic] Docks' (1881, Union League Club). 5
'Two Ships' (1886, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 6
'The Two Ships' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 7
Whistler must have known about the Dowdeswell's title even if he was actually away in Venice when the etching was published, but he does not seem to have objected to it. 'The Two Ships' is therefore assumed to be the title approved by Whistler and later cataloguers.
9: City of London, http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk (accessed 2008).
10: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ #StKatharineDocks (accessed 2010).