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Salute Dawn

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 207
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 127 x 204 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Second Venice Set', 1886
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 32
Catalogues: K.215; M.212; W.185
Impressions taken from this plate  (32)
The copper plate has the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is close in size to several plates used in Venice, Lagoon - Noon 209, Old Women 234 and Islands: Evening 204. It was obviously brought from London with the intention of fulfilling the Fine Art Society commission for the 'First Venice Set'.
However, it was published by Messrs Dowdeswell and Thibaudeau with A Set of Twenty-six Etchings (the 'Second Venice Set') in 1886. It was cancelled in 1887 with many short diagonal lines, most of them crossed. The cancelled plate is now in the Art Institute of Chicago. 10

10: Acc. No. 1933.701.