|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||127 x 204 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left|
|Set/Publication:||'Second Venice Set', 1886|
|No. of States:||4|
|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.