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Impression: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Number: 259
Date: 1886
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 153 x 230 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 13
Catalogues: K.242; M.239; W.200
Impressions taken from this plate  (13)


The composition was drawn with confident sweeping lines, deeply etched, with fine drypoint shading added along the sails to soften the lines in the second state.


The single recorded impression of the first state () has not been located. Several impressions of the second state are in dark brown ink on laid paper, one with a partial Strasbourg Lily watermark () and two with unclear water- or countermarks ('X', ; 'HIC', ).