Dry Docks, Southampton
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||67 x 178 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.322; M.317; W.240|
|Impressions taken from this plate (9)|
'Dry docks Southampton' (1887, Whistler). 2
'Dry Docks - Southampton // Naval Review' (1890/1892, Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896)). 3
'Southampton Docks' (1899, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 4
'Dry-Dock, Southampton' (1910, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)). 5
The variations are mainly grammatical and the various titles contain similar information. There is no reason to change Whistler's original title, except for adding the necessary punctuation so that it becomes 'Dry Docks, Southampton'.
During the Naval Review, the Ajax and the appropriately named Devastation collided and had to go into drydock at Southampton. 7
Whistler also painted two watercolours during his visit, Grey and silver, Docks, Southampton m1141 and Silver and Blue: Southampton m1142. 8
6: Thanks to Alastair Arnott, Curator, Southampton City Council, and M.H. Hopkinson for this information.
7: Times, London, 27 July 1887, p. 10.
8: State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; the former has not been located.