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Cottage Door

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 252
Date: 1886
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 68 x 100 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 8
Catalogues: K.250; M.246; W.204
Impressions taken from this plate  (8)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K2500103
Signed with a butterfly at upper left.

State 2

Etching: K2500203
The bonnet on the head of the girl at the right is shaded, and her features are more distinct; the eyes and forehead of the child in the centre are shaded by her hat, her hair and hat brim are more detailed, and fine diagonal lines cross the earlier lines on her breast and shade her skirt to left; the leg of the girl at left is shaded with short diagonal lines; drypoint shading is added and extended between the two girls in the doorway.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K250_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 14

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