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Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 26
Date: 1858
Medium: etching
Size: 112 x 89 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right (2)
Inscribed: 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' at lower left (2)
Set/Publication: 'French Set', 1858
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 42
Catalogues: K.14; M.11; T.3; W.5
Impressions taken from this plate  (42)


Two states are known.

State 1

Etching: K0140102
There is no signature or inscription.

State 2

Etching: K0140203
Signed 'Whistler' at lower right; and inscribed 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' (the 't' in 'St' is superscript) at lower left.
Published in the 'French Set' in this state.
Some impressions show evidence of scraped-out work above the shading at left and over and to the left of the shadow at right (see).
At least two impressions, from a late printing, have many tiny grey patches across the top of the image, representing corrosion on the surface of the plate (, ).