Sir Garnet Wolseley

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 177
Date: 1877
Medium: drypoint
Size: 305 x 177 mm
Signed: butterfly at left (5-final)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 7
Known impressions: 7
Catalogues: K.164; M.166; W.138
Impressions taken from this plate  (7)


Seven states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K1640102
There is no signature or inscription.

State 2

Impression: K1640203
The back of the man's head is clearly defined; long vertical lines are added to the shadows at left; diagonal lines extend the shadows to left of the body, from the forehead to the elbow.

State 3

Impression: K1640201
Vertical lines are added above the forehead, joining up with the shading above his head at right.

State 4

Impression: K1640z01
Vertical lines extend the shadows across the top; long nearly vertical lines are added at upper left; a patch of diagonal lines extends the shading to right of his neck.

State 5

Impression: K1640z02
Signed with a butterfly above centre, towards the left edge.
Some slightly curving vertical lines are added above the forehead; lines form what appears to be a tuft of hair above the forehead; near vertical lines reinforce the background shading at the top; additional fine diagonal lines augment the shading to left of his profile, particularly around his beard.

State 6

Impression: K1640403
The diagonal shading at right is continued below the shoulder.
Some of the diagonal shading to left of his head is fading and barely shows in the impression reproduced.

State 7

Impression: K1640402
Long, light, vertical lines are added to left and right, augmenting the shadows.

State 7 (cancelled)

Cancelled with a diagonal line. No impression from the cancelled plate is known. It is known only from the cancelled plate.