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Impression: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Number: 259
Date: 1886
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 153 x 230 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 13
Catalogues: K.242; M.239; W.200
Impressions taken from this plate  (13)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K2420101
Signed with a butterfly at lower left.
The composition is complete. The mainsail and jib of the sloop are not shaded.
This state is known only from the detail reproduced by Kennedy; the impression has not been located. 5

5: Kennedy 1910[more] (cat. no. 242 I).

State 2

Etching: K2420206
The mainsail and jib are shaded with diagonal drypoint lines.
Impressions vary depending on the mount of burr and retroussage used in printing; the impression reproduced below has distinctive burr.
Etching: K2420203

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K242_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 6

6: A scan of the copper plate was flipped horizontally, converted to greyscale, and colour inverted, with enhanced contrast.