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)|
Recto, above; verso, below:
As with several of the 'Naval Review' copper plates, this bears the oval maker's stamp of 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' (Bunting 304, The Turret Ship 305, Troopships 307, Her Majesty's Fleet: Evening 310 and Tilbury 312).
The copper plates for the 'Jubilee Set' were in Whistler's studio in Paris in the 1890s, and returned to London when the studio was sold at the turn of the century. 10 The plate was in Whistler's studio at his death and was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line at left.
10: Whistler to R. B. Philip, [8 March 1901], GUW #04797.