The Steamboat, Venice
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||264 x 185 mm|
|No. of States:||4|
|Impressions taken from this plate (4)|
Four states are known.
There is no signature or inscription.
The rigging of the central mast on the steamboat at left is incomplete; there are only one or two figures, faintly suggested, at the edge of the quay at lower right.
The central mast on the steamboat at left is partly removed, along with some details on the horizon behind it; the outer curving line by the quay is extended; several more figures are partly added in drypoint at the left and centre of the quay; the outline of a curving prow is added above the central group of sketched figures.
The central mast on the steamboat at left is redrawn and its rigging completed with drypoint lines; reflections are added below the largest boat under sail.
The upper part of the outer curving line is removed or worn away; spots of foul biting appear, mostly at the top of the image.