Shipbuilder's Yard, Liverpool
|Size:||279 x 152 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left (1-3); redrawn (3-final)|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.146; M.144; W.121|
|Impressions taken from this plate (24)|
Ship Builders Yard, Liverpool dates from 1875. On 1 February 1875 Whistler wrote from Liverpool to William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916): 'The etchings and drypoints are getting on famously - I have quite got back into my old delight in the work and think I shall have some pretty things to show you soon - ' 1 It was first recorded as sold - to Alexander - in early 1875.
1: GUW #07565; [March/April 1875], #07573.
Other etchings done in the Liverpool area include The Little Forge, Liverpool 141 and The Dam Wood 133.