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Sleeping Girl

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 127
Date: 1874/1875
Medium: drypoint
Size: 139 x 217 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left (2-final)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 9
Catalogues: K.125; M.122; W.112
Impressions taken from this plate  (9)


Three states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K1250102
There is no signature or inscription.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Impression: K1250202
Signed with a butterfly at upper left.
The drypoint faded considerably in later impressions of this state.

State 3

Impression: K1250z01
Short diagonal drypoint lines cross existing lines above the hand holding the book.

State 3 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K125_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. 7

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