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Under the Cathedral, Blois

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 428
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 217 x 130 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.397; M.396
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


Under the Cathedral, Blois is pure etching.


Three impressions are known, all printed in dark brown ink. One, annotated '1st Proof -', was printed on ivory laid paper (Graphic with a link to impression #K3970102). Another, on cream Asian laid paper, is annotated '1st. State -' but since there was no second state this is not very helpful (Graphic with a link to impression #K3970104). The third bears no inscription, and is on ivory laid paper (Graphic with a link to impression #K3970103). All are trimmed to the platemark and signed on the tab with a butterfly and 'imp.' to show that Whistler printed them.