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Isle de la Cité, Paris

Impression: British Museum
British Museum
Number: 63
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 204 x 294 mm
Signed: 'Whistler -' at lower left
Inscribed: 'Dec. 1859.' and 'Paris de la Galerie d'Op' at lower left
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 11
Catalogues: K.60; M.60; T.19; W.55
Impressions taken from this plate  (11)


One state is known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K0600112
Signed 'Whistler -' and inscribed 'Dec. 1859.' at lower left; inscribed 'Paris de la Galerie d'Op' at lower left along the bottom edge.
The composition is complete.
There are some spots of foxing or iron mould on the impression reproduced.
In late impressions, the drypoint has worn down considerably, and there are scratches across the sky, which may be accidental or could be a preliminary cancellation. An example is reproduced below.
Etching: K0600103

State 1 (cancelled)

Etching: K0600201

Cancelled with multiple scores over the centre of the image.