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Battersea Morn

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 174
Date: 1877
Medium: drypoint
Size: 150 x 225 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 14
Catalogues: K.155; M.152; W.125
Impressions taken from this plate  (14)


This is pure drypoint.


Early impressions were printed in black ink on laid paper watermarked with, for instance, 'B/TH' in a decorative circle (); a coat of arms (); 'DE ERVEN D. BLAUW' (); Arms of Amsterdam (, , , ). In some cases the ink looks greyish, possibly because the lines are so lightly drawn (i.e.). At times the ink appears dark brown, possibly because it is on a pale buff paper (i.e. ), producing a misty, atmospheric effect.
A few later impressions are in brown ink, one, for instance, on a very thin 'antique' (pre-1800) laid paper () and another on an ivory laid paper with 'DHK' countermark ().