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A Corner of the Palais Royal

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 258
Date: 1886
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 137 x 89 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.248; M.243; W.201
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)
A Corner of the Palais Royal probably dates from 1886, the year it was first catalogued by Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921) 1 The butterfly signature is consistent with this date. The costumes of the fashionable ladies at left, and in particular the tall hat, somewhat like an inverted flower-pot, suggest this date.

1: Wedmore 1886 A[more] (cat. no. 201).

City scenes of similar date include Piccadilly 256, Little Dordrecht 260 and Fish-Shop, Chelsea 267, but no other etchings of Paris.