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Custom House

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 179
Date: 1878
Medium: etching
Size: 84 x 190 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 8
Catalogues: K.150; M.148; W.128
Impressions taken from this plate  (8)


One state is known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K1500102
There is no signature or inscription.
Two short curving parallel scratches, near the top of the second mast from the left, are conspicuous in some impressions () but not in others, possibly as a result of inking. In addition there are longer diagonal scratches at upper right that are clear on some impressions (, ) but appear to have worn or been rubbed down in later impressions (, ).

State 1 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K150_01
Cancelled with a diagonal line at left.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 16

16: A scan of the copper plate was flipped horizontally, converted to greyscale, and colour inverted, with enhanced contrast.