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Dry Docks, Southampton

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 302
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 67 x 178 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 9
Catalogues: K.322; M.317; W.240
Impressions taken from this plate  (9)
Etching: PK322_01
Recto, above; verso, below:
Etching: PK322_02
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.