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The Silk Dress

Impression: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Number: 151
Date: 1875
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 209 x 134 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.107; M.115
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K1070102
There is no signature or inscription.
There are no lines in the background.

State 2

Impression: K1070202
Vertical lines indicate a curtain in the background; her hand and the skirt below and to right of it are shaded with a few short diagonal lines; the skirt is lengthened and widened in front; the hem and front edge of the train are partly defined and shaded.

State 2 (cancelled)

Impression: K1070302
Cancelled with closely drawn zigzag lines over the head and torso.