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Battersea Dawn (Cadogan Pier)

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 95
Date: 1863
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 115 x 153 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Thames Set', 1871
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 61
Catalogues: K.75; M.75; T.64; W.79
Impressions taken from this plate  (61)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K0750106
Signed 'Whistler.' at lower left.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K0750105
Five wavy drypoint lines are added in the sky, extending 59 mm from the left plate edge.
Eventually the drypoint lines fade drastically, particularly at upper left, and are barely visible (i.e.).
Published in the Thames set in this state.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: K0750202
Cancelled with three ruled horizontal lines crossed by ruled diagonal lines from corner to corner.