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Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 312
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 83 x 179 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 10
Catalogues: K.317; M.312
Impressions taken from this plate  (10)


Three states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K3170107
Signed with a butterfly at lower left.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K3170102
With fine drypoint shading added along the horizon line at centre and above some rooftops at left; with additions to the bowsprits and lines on the central ship and on the hulls behind the ship at the extreme right.

State 3

Etching: K3170202
Near vertical and diagonal drypoint lines are added under the central clouds.
One impression, reproduced below, was worked over extensively in pen and ink.
Etching: K3170103

State 3 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K317_01
Cancelled with a diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 5

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