From Agnes Sorel's Walk, Loches

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 419
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 135 x 271 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.385; M.385
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


Drawn with a wide variety of strokes of the etching needle, from long slightly curving as well as straight outlines on the buildings, sometimes repeated several times, to wriggly expressive lines for the landscape, with short jagged, curved lines, dots and dashes for details, and small irregular patches of shading and zigzag lines for roofs, clouds and foliage.


Only three impressions have been located, all printed in dark brown ink with little tone. One is inscribed '1st proof' and is on ivory laid paper (Graphic with a link to impression #K3850104). Another is also inscribed '(1)' but this may be a sales record; it is on cream laid paper taken from an old book (Graphic with a link to impression #K3850102). Whistler kept one impression, on ivory laid paper with the countermark 'HK' (Graphic with a link to impression #K3850103). All are trimmed to the platemark and signed on the tab with Whistler's butterfly and 'imp.' to show that he printed them.