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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)


Three states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K2480z02
Signed with a butterfly at lower right.
The composition is complete. There is strong shading on the lower panes of the long window at the top; there are small light areas around the lamp, under the arcade.

State 2

Etching: K2480102
Fine shading is added above and to right of the lamp, filling in the light areas, and between the two pillars to right.

State 3

Etching: K2480202
Fine diagonal shading is added around the lamp, and extends the shadow below the lamp; the shading at the bottom of the tall window appears to have worn or been rubbed down.

State 3 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K248_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 5

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