Dry Docks, Southampton
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||67 x 178 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.322; M.317; W.240|
|Impressions taken from this plate (9)|
Dry Docks, Southampton,was executed primarily in etching, with very fine drypoint lines added above the horizon.
One impression of Dry Docks, Southampton has the number '11.' written on the verso, possibly by Whistler, which may be an indication of the printing sequence (). Whistler himself retained the first proof (), which was printed in dark brown ink, with light, slightly uneven surface tone, on cream laid paper. Several impressions were printed in black ink on cream (, ) or ivory laid paper (, , ). The sole known impression of the second state was printed in brown ink on ivory laid paper with a Strasbourg Lily watermark (). All were trimmed to the platemark and signed on a tab with the butterfly and 'imp.' to show that Whistler printed them.