The facial features on the woman at right in the third doorway from the left are more distinct; the shading among the pilings and the reflections is changed again, and the reflections of the open doorways and building fašades are mostly reduced to small patches of shading.
Kennedy reversed the order of this state and the previous one, which are listed as the third and second states in his catalogue. 15
15: Ibid., cat. no. 410 state 2/7.
Small patches of heavy shading are added on either side of the woman carrying a child, between the two lower open doorways; shading is added to the window panes above the stooping figure in the lower open doorway at right; fine right to left diagonal shading (///) now crosses the earlier diagonal shading between the legs of the man standing in the rightmost open doorway; there is new etched work on the closed door at far right and the stairs beneath it, including the faint outlines of a child wearing dark stockings, and foul biting appears on the stairs; a few patches of shading are added to the brickwork between the closed door and the edge of the image; the head and left shoulder of the rightmost child are re-etched; the shadows and reflections in the foreground are changed again, with darker shading added among the pilings, and to the reflections immediately in front of them, and curved areas suggesting the outlines of the figures at centre and right are added to the reflections.
New patches of shading are added to the lower half of the third window from the left at the top; a rectangle of heavy shading now appears above the heads in the second window from the right at the top; there is heavier shading among the pilings and on the reflections in the foreground, partially obscuring the reflections of the figures.
During the course of printing this state, lines in the patches of heavy shading in the foreground and on the buildings broke down and began to print as flat areas of tone. This varies considerably among the impressions located, with some exhibiting fresh burry lines (), and some showing the beginnings of wear (), while others display more distinct flat areas in the foreground and softer lines on the fašades of the buildings (), as in the impression reproduced below:
Kennedy thought the plate might have been 'scraped, or rubbed down with charcoal.' 16 However, given the variation in wear among impressions of this state, it is much more likely that flattening of the lines was the result of wear from printing.
16: Ibid., cat. no. 410, state 7/7.