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San Giorgio

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 214
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 211 x 308 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left (5)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Second Venice Set', 1886
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 38
Catalogues: K.201; M.198; W.167
Impressions taken from this plate  (38)


Five states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K2010101
There is no signature or inscription.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K2010205
The right side of the cupola and left side of the porch roof on San Giorgio are partly burnished out, along with some details of the fašade and dark shading above the deck of the steamship in front of it.

State 3

Etching: K2010301
Several horizontal bands of fine drypoint shading are added to the sky at centre.

State 4

Etching: K2010308
The right side and bottom edge of San Giorgio's cupola are redrawn.
The bands of fine shading on the sky are difficult to see on some impressions.
Published in this and the following state by Messrs Dowdeswell and Thibaudeau with the Twenty-six Etchings (the 'Second Venice Set') in 1886.

State 5

Etching: K2010403
Signed with a butterfly at lower left.
The left side of San Giorgio's porch roof is redrawn, along with details of the fašade and objects on the deck of the steamship; the bands of fine shading on the sky have worn away.

State 5 (cancelled)

Etching: K2010502
Cancelled with crossed diagonal lines.