The Beach, Hastings
|Size:||160 x 235 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.116; M.100; W.101|
|Impressions taken from this plate (20)|
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES AND KIMBER / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is close in size to A Lady at a Window 148, Tillie: A Model 113, The Piano 144 and London Bridge 172.
It was cancelled with widely spaced crossed diagonal lines. The cancelled copper plate was probably among plates bought at Whistler's bankruptcy sale by the Fine Art Society, London. It was published in an album of Cancelled Plates ('Cancelled Set') by The Fine Art Society in London in 1879.
The copper plate was probably among those acquired from Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), in exchange for lithographs. 11 The plate was given by Miss Philip to the University of Glasgow in 1935. She also gave two cancelled impressions (, ) to the University.
11: Note by R. Birnie Philip, inserted in the album, Hunterian Art Gallery.