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View from the chateau walls, Loches

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 420
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 86 x 51 mm
Signed: 'BP' and butterfly, at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


This is an etching, with fine detail, deeply etched in the foreground and more lightly drawn in the background. There are numerous lighter lines, and scrape marks, the remnants of an earlier composition, across the surface.


It is likely that only one or two proofs were printed, probably in 1888 immediately after the Whistlers returned from their honeymoon. There is only one known impression of each of the two states, both printed in black ink. The first is inscribed 'First proof. abrasion afterward removed' ().