Diam. it and the outline of halo very distinct. Before buoy on right.
One impression British Museum. Second impression Rawlinson collection (from Stokes and Gambier Parry colls.)
Trial proof (b) Lightened throughout. Moon , halo, and reflections greatly softened. Buoy added on right.
British Museum. Rawlinson collection (ex Bale coll.) Slade School (Vaughn Bequest) now in U.C.L
Trial proof (c) As offered above. Completed. Moon reduced to 5/16 in. diam. Very light rays added above moon. Etched lines added on Brig and Buoy. This state is closely related to the watercolour. (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 308
Rawlinson collection (from Stokes and Gambier Parry colls.); Slade School (Vaughn Bequest) now in U.C.L
(The Bullard of collection, now in The Boston Museum of Fine Art, U.S.A., possesses a series of four impressions of this subject. These comprise the above but include ‘proof 3’ which appears to lack some of the rigging on the boat, left, and a patch of white on the front mast. The moon outline is less defined? Such differences, unless created in the printing, suggest an unrecognized intermediary state between e.p.b. and e.p.c..)
The steel plate was discovered, in a badly corroded state, in Turner’s house at his death, and some impressions were taken in the ‘late 19th century.
|Platemark||18.6 x 25 cm|
|Image Size||15.3 x 21.5 cm|
|Sheet size||26.9 x 37 cm|
|Sir Stephen Courtauld|
|Reference||Rawlinson 801, Trial proof (c) (Bullard Collection proof 4).|