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A Lady at a Window

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 148
Date: 1875/1877
Medium: drypoint
Size: 235 x 160 mm
Signed: butterfly at right (3-final)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 19
Catalogues: K.138; M.135
Impressions taken from this plate  (19)


It is pure drypoint, drawn with considerable boldness at first, but modified, softened and blurred in the last state.


Only two impressions of A Lady at a Window before cancellation have been located, one printed in black ink on ivory laid paper with the 'DEDB' beehive watermark () and the other, the third state, also in black, on an irregular sheet of off-white laid paper ). No impressions of the second () or fourth state have been located.
It was published in an album of Cancelled Plates ('Cancelled Set') by The Fine Art Society, London, 1879. There was probably a print-run of about 20 to 24 impressions, printed in black ink on, for instance, ivory laid paper with the watermark 'Van G[elder]' in script (i.e. ).