|Size:||150 x 225 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper right|
|No. of States:||5|
|Catalogues:||K.155; M.152; W.125|
|Impressions taken from this plate (14)|
This is pure drypoint.
Early impressions were printed in black ink on laid paper watermarked with, for instance, 'B/TH' in a decorative circle (); a coat of arms (); 'DE ERVEN D. BLAUW' (); Arms of Amsterdam (, , , ). In some cases the ink looks greyish, possibly because the lines are so lightly drawn (i.e.). At times the ink appears dark brown, possibly because it is on a pale buff paper (i.e. ), producing a misty, atmospheric effect.
A few later impressions are in brown ink, one, for instance, on a very thin 'antique' (pre-1800) laid paper () and another on an ivory laid paper with 'DHK' countermark ().