|Size:||156 x 286 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' at lower right|
|Inscribed:||'1861.' at lower right|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||3|
|Catalogues:||K.81; M.83; T.74; W.77|
|Impressions taken from this plate (36)|
Three states are known before cancellation and partial restoration of the plate.
Signed 'Whistler.' and dated '1861.' at lower right.
The composition is complete; remnants of an earlier subject are visible at lower right.
Horizontal lines are added to the white areas between the sky and upper plate mark, and to the river at right; fine right to left diagonals (///) in the sky extend the shading to the plate edges.
Three left to right diagonals (\\\) are added to the bottom of the man's right trouser leg; the wildflower at left of the clump of three at the bottom consists of burr on a crooked line.
State 3 (cancelled)
Cancelled lightly with crossed diagonal lines.
State 3 (after cancellation)
The plate shows signs of deterioration; cancellation lines have been reduced or disguised in printing.
Re-issued by Wunderlich & Co. in 1889.