Gold House, Brussels
|Size:||179 x 67 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (4)|
Gold House, Brussels is pure etching, drawn with short, sharply curved and hooked broken lines for the sculpture and figures, and longer, repeated lines for the architecture. There are many flecks and small granular patches resulting from foul biting.
It is very rare - only four impressions have been located. Two were printed in black ink on off-white and ivory laid paper (, ) and two in brown ink on ivory laid paper (, ). Most were printed with light plate tone, and one with smooth, carefully graduated plate tone, adding colour to the foreground space (). They are all trimmed to the platemark and signed on the tab with Whistler's butterfly and 'imp.' to show that he printed them.