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Shipping at Liverpool

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 100
Date: 1867
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 231 x 155 mm
Signed: 'Whistler -' at lower right
Inscribed: '1867 -' at lower right
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 22
Catalogues: K.94; M.94; W.84
Impressions taken from this plate  (22)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K0940102
Signed and dated 'Whistler - / 1867 -' at lower right.
The composition is practically complete.
Before the horizontal and oblique lines between the mast and the stays to right of it.

State 2

Etching: K0940201
Four short drypoint lines are added on the back of the man standing in the left foreground; shading is added on the jacket of the man facing forward; diagonal and horizontal drypoint lines are added in the sky, to right of the mast; horizontal lines cross the distant shipping; the distant hulls and rigging at right are elaborated.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: K0940302
Cancelled with broad diagonal lines across the entire plate, from left to right and vice versa.