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Lindsey Houses

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 161
Date: 1876/1877
Medium: drypoint
Size: 153 x 230 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 25
Catalogues: K.166; M.162; W.136
Impressions taken from this plate  (25)


Four states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K1660102
Signed with a butterfly at left, just above centre.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K1660103
Additions include light horizontal lines above the bridge at left; horizontal shading on the embankment below the trees, on the side of the large house to left of the centre mast and on the chimney at right, and both horizontal and diagonal shading on the roofs between the masts; a dark doorway on the second house to left of the right mast; new outlines on the masts and short lines shading the masts and the furled sails; stays on the mast at right; and reflections at lower right.

State 3

Etching: K1660202
Diagonal lines cover blank spaces on the trees; the lines on the doorway of the second house from the right have worn or been rubbed down.

State 4

Etching: K1660303
Shading is added around the windows on the second house from the right.
In late impressions the drypoint has faded and become uneven.

State 4 (cancelled)

Etching: K1660402
Cancelled with crossed diagonal lines across the image.