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Grand'Place, Brussels

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 335
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 222 x 143 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 15
Catalogues: K.362; M.354; W.251
Impressions taken from this plate  (15)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K3620104
Signed with a butterfly at right, just above centre.
The composition is complete; the dark, open windows and doorways are shaded with drypoint, and there are patches of light drypoint shading on the windows and doorway at lower right.
The drypoint on the windows and doorway at lower right is barely visible on most impressions.

State 2

Impression: K3620201
Patches of fine etched shading are added throughout the façade, on doors, windows and decorative architectural elements.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K362_01 (plate)
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 5

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