Little Drawbridge, Amsterdam

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 448
Date: 1889
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 178 x 128 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 13
Catalogues: K.412; M.405; W.263
Impressions taken from this plate  (13)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K4120102
There is no signature or inscription.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Impression: K4120203
New work all over the plate includes: diagonal shading below the clouds to left of the steeple, reaching to the buildings at left and between the railings of the drawbridge, and to right of the steeple, above two men on the bridge; cross-hatching under the bridge at left and its reflections; diagonal shading on the piers at right and reflections; shading on the right side of the arch at the top; nearly vertical lines added to the reflections below the canal bank at right and at the bottom edge, at right; diagonal shading and foul biting at upper right, above the arch, and shading between the beams in the centre; small patches of shading on the beams at the top and upper right; the reflections of the steeple are extended.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K412_01 (plate)
Cancelled with a diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 6

6: A scan of the copper plate was flipped horizontally, converted to greyscale, and colour inverted, with enhanced contrast.