Painted freely, with expressive brushwork and thin paint. A comparatively broad rounded brush was used for the sky and foreground, a smaller one for the houses and a very fine brush for the detail of the ship. It was probably signed with the butterfly at a later date.
Unknown. It is slightly abraded at the edges from the mount or frame (when working on site, Whistler often used a small box with slots to hold his wet panels). It appears to have a slightly yellowed varnish.
Last updated: 7th June 2021 by Margaret