Steamboat Fleet, Chelsea
|Size:||139 x 215 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.156; M.153; W.223|
|Impressions taken from this plate (19)|
Recto above; verso below:
The copper plate was close in size to several etchings of the mid-1870s including Florence Leyland 136, Wych Street, London 176 and Under Old Battersea Bridge 168).
The copper plate was cancelled with crossed diagonal lines across the image. It 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 copper plate was probably among those later acquired in exchange for lithographs from Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958). 9 The plate was given by Miss Philip to the University of Glasgow in 1935.
9: Note by R. Birnie Philip, inserted in the album, Hunterian Art Gallery.