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Old Battersea Bridge, No. 2

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 275
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 128 x 178 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.311; M.305; W.225
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K3110104
Signed with a butterfly at right, just below centre.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K3110103
Fine right to left drypoint shading (///) is added below the low cloud just above the bridge to right of centre and on both sides of the Morgan Crucible Company tower at the right.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K311_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 9

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