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)|
Four states are known before cancellation.
Signed with a butterfly at centre left, near the left edge.
In the foreground is a man wearing a long coat and round-topped hat.
The man is nearly burnished out, and replaced with a man standing with his legs apart; the sky is strengthened at the left, above the shipping; a short broken line indicates a cloud to left of the pole; more shading is added on the scaffolding at right;.
The outer line of the butterfly is redrawn.
Five new tall masts are added at left along the horizon; there is additional work on the other ships, adding yards and sails, darkening some of the masts and extending the reflections; some of the lines on the scaffolding have been strengthened and more lines and shading added; more smoke issues from the steamer at right.
The standing man has been almost wholly removed, and the edge of the quay drawn where he stood, with short vertical lines indicating shading on the bulkhead; there is a main upper top-sail yard on the ship nearest to the spectator, and higher masts on a vessel next to it, at the right.
State 4 (cancelled)
Cancelled with wide-spaced crossed diagonal lines.