A Sketch of Shipping
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||154 x 228 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.151; M.48; T.84; W.127|
|Impressions taken from this plate (20)|
Recto, above; verso, below:
The copper plate was cancelled with four diagonal lines at left. 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, London, 1879.
The plate was probably among those acquired from Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who explained: 'A number of these plates were returned to me after the artist's death by Robert Dunthorne of Vigo Street, London in exchange for a number of lithographic proofs'. 5
5: Note by R. Birnie Philip, inserted in the album, Hunterian Art Gallery.
The plate was given by Miss Philip to the University of Glasgow in 1935.