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Place Daumont, Tours

Impression: Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Number: 390
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 135 x 99 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.369; M.368
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


It is pure etching, drawn with bold, vigorous lines and shaded with both cross-hatching and zig-zag shading. There are also short curved and angular hooked lines depicting people and animals.


Only two impressions of Place Daumont, Tours have been located. One is printed in dark brown ink on cream 'antique' (pre-1800) laid paper with a very slight greenish tint (Graphic with a link to impression #K3690102) and the other in black ink on ivory laid paper (Graphic with a link to impression #K3690104). Both are trimmed to the platemark and signed on the tab with a butterfly and 'imp.' to show that Whistler had printed them.