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Bridge, Amsterdam

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 447
Date: 1889
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 165 x 241 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 13
Catalogues: K.409; M.409; W.267
Impressions taken from this plate  (13)


Five states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K4090102
There is no signature or inscription.
The railing on the bridge is incomplete in the centre and at right.

State 2

Impression: K4090103
Light vertical shading is added to the near reflections in the canal.

State 3

Impression: K4090202
The railing on the bridge is complete at the centre and for some distance on either side; several of the figures are drawn and shaded in more detail; the telegraph-frame is defined; the drypoint in the sky has been removed at left and new diagonal and crossed drypoint lines added on both sides of the telegraph-frame; complex additional shading and cross-hatching indicates reflections in the canal.

State 4

Impression: K4090203
More diagonal shading is added in the sky to right of the telegraph frame; diagonal and vertical shading is added on the piers of the bridge and in the reflections, and the reflection of the bridge railing itself is added in broken lines; the shading on two of the women with dark dresses at left has been reduced; the roofs and upper walls of the houses at left are strongly shaded.

State 5

Impression: K4090304
More long fine lines of shading and cross-hatching are added right across the sky; there is new diagonal shading in the water at lower left; the shading under the piers has been lightly rubbed down.

State 5 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K409_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. 8

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