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Old Women

Impression: Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Number: 234
Date: 1880
Medium: drypoint
Size: 128 x 204 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left (2-final)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.224; M.221; W.195
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)


Three states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K2240104
There is no signature or inscription.

State 2

Etching: K2240101
Signed with a butterfly at upper left.
Fine right to left diagonals (///) are added to the shading within the doorways; a small patch of slight diagonal shading is added to the lower centre pane in the fanlight above the right doorway.
One impression, reproduced below, is heavily touched with wash within the left window and both doorways.
Etching: K2240102

State 3

Etching: K2240201
Left to right diagonal shading (\\\) is added within both doorways; verticals are added to the panes in the fanlight above the right doorway; the outlines and facial features of most figures are reinforced or further defined; many fine plate scratches and some pitting are visible throughout the image.

State 3 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K224_01
Cancelled posthumously with two closely-spaced diagonal lines.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 7

7: A scan of the copper plate was flipped horizontally, converted to greyscale, and colour inverted, with enhanced contrast.