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Stevens' Boat Yard

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 56
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 154 x 229 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 24
Catalogues: K.48; M.47; T.83; W.48
Impressions taken from this plate  (24)


It is lightly drawn both in etching and drypoint, and is unfinished.


This is only one print of the etching before cancellation, a clear impression printed in black ink on cream laid kozo paper ( ). Then there are three impressions from the lightly cancelled plate, or from a plate cancelled but then having the diagonal cancellation lines almost entirely removed (i.e. , ), including one on ivory laid paper with the 'DEDB' and beehive watermark ().
There may have been a print-run of about twenty from the cancelled plate (i.e. , printed in black ink on cream laid paper with a partial horned crown watermark).