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Little Greengrocer's Shop, Chelsea

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 264
Date: 1886
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 71 x 103 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 7
Catalogues: K.259; M.255; W.210
Impressions taken from this plate  (7)


Two states are known.

State 1

Etching: K2590101
Signed with a butterfly at right, just above centre.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K2590205
Additions include drypoint lines around the head of the woman at right in the doorway; shading round the bottles at upper right; and cross-lines on the shadow below the shelf, to left of the basket; slanting lines on the lower left pane are almost worn away.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K259_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 11

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