Battersea: Early Morning
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||115 x 229 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||3|
|Catalogues:||K.152; M.149; W.129|
|Impressions taken from this plate (22)|
Three states are known before cancellation.
There is no signature or inscription.
The composition is mainly complete, in etching.
Details are added in drypoint, for instance, clarifying the roofs on the buildings; horizontal lines are added on and to right of the dark warehouse/factory to left of centre, and shading covers a white patch on the smaller building to left of it; light horizontal lines behind the houses indicate sky; at far right, the railing and pier of a bridge are added, with the roof of a factory behind, which extends to the right edge; slanting lines indicate masts or a derrick with a rope dangling from them, at upper left; the jetty and small lighters or barges at left have been drawn in more detail but are still indistinct; new areas of drypoint shading are added on the water.
More horizontal lines are added in the sky, notably around the two chimneys at right; strong short slanting lines are added in drypoint on the lighter, or barge, at left.
State 3 (cancelled)
Cancelled with widely spaced crossed diagonal and vertical lines.
The drypoint has faded greatly.