|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||255 x 179 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' lower right and 'Whistler.' lower left (1); lower left signature faded (2)|
|Inscribed:||'1859.' at lower right|
|Set/Publication:||'Thames Set', 1871|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.46; M.45; T.38; W.44|
|Impressions taken from this plate (103)|
Two states are known before cancellation.
Signed 'Whistler.' and dated '1859.' at lower right, and also signed 'Whistler.', faintly, at lower left.
The composition is complete; there are only horizontal or slightly slanting lines on the wall at the right, between the lime-burner and the longer ladders.
There is one impression that may be an earlier state but is more likely to have just been wiped clean of ink on the patch of sunlight to left of the lime-burner ().
The faint drypoint signature at lower left has been mostly removed, and the edge of the plate along the bottom has been cleaned; light perpendicular drypoint lines are added to right of the shoulder of the lime-burner.
Published in the 'Thames Set' in this state.
State 2 (cancelled)
Cancelled with crossed diagonal lines.