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The Church - Brussels (Adoration)

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 340
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 213 x 124 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 9
Catalogues: K.356; M.352; W.249
Impressions taken from this plate  (9)


Four states are known.

State 1

Impression: K3560002
Signed with a butterfly, radiating beams of light, at upper left.
The composition is basically complete.

State 2

Impression: K3560103
Fine diagonal drypoint lines are added to the shading within the chapel at left.

State 3

Impression: K3560202
Fine drypoint and etched shading is added to the walls and shadows in both chapels; drypoint shading is added on the kneeling figure in the centre and the central pier; granular foul biting appears over and around the figures in the left chapel.

State 4

Impression: K3560302
Fine horizontal, vertical and diagonal drypoint lines are added on the central pier; fine shading is added to the column at right and to the walls in the background, on either side of it.
The impression reproduced has additional pen and ink shading over and within the chapel at left and on the large central pier - mostly parallel vertical lines - as well as a few short vertical lines within the chapel at right.