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Gateway, Chartreuse, near Loches

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 421
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 135 x 99 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.396; M.395
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


It is mainly etching, with a little drypoint shading on the urns at the top of the gate-pillars.


Only two impressions have been located, one inscribed 1st proof' and printed in black ink (Graphic with a link to impression #K3960102) and the next, inscribed '1st. State -' and printed in dark brown (Graphic with a link to impression #K3960103), both on ivory wove paper. Judging by the etched butterfly signature, reproduced below, the etching was signed and printed in the 1890s, some years after the Whistler's honeymoon.
Comparative image