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The Barber's Shop, Chelsea

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 263
Date: 1886
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 166 x 242 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 11
Catalogues: K.271; M.268; W.229
Impressions taken from this plate  (11)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K2710102
Signed with a butterfly near the right edge, just above centre.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Impression: K2710103
Diagonal drypoint shading is added around the heads of the two women in the archway along with short left-right diagonals (\\\) at the edge of the hem of the woman at left; a dark spot of foul biting appears to the upper right of the street lamp.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K271_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. 10

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