Under Old Battersea Bridge
|Medium:||etching, drypoint and open bite|
|Size:||216 x 139 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||3|
|Impressions taken from this plate (24)|
Three states are known before cancellation.
There is no signature or inscription.
The arch of the bridge, and the suspension bridge beyond, are etched in outline.
There are additional lines and foul biting on the piers and arch of Battersea Bridge; lines are added on the suspension bridge and water; three layers of clouds are added; drypoint shading is added on the boats, houses and church tower.
In the impression reproduced, figures in a rowing boat are drawn in charcoal in the water at lower left.
Diagonal shading in drypoint is added in the sky, just above the buildings and suspension bridge, and in the clouds below the arch of Battersea bridge; there is additional shading on the church tower; horizontal lines are added to the reflection of the pier at left and right.
In later impressions of the third state, the drypoint has faded, as in the example below:
State 3 (cancelled)
Cancelled with diagonal and crossed lines right across the bridge and background.