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T. A. Nash's Greengrocer's Shop

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 298
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 178 x 126 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 10
Catalogues: K.263; M.260; W.215
Impressions taken from this plate  (10)


Five states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K2630101
Signed with a butterfly on the awning at right.
The composition is complete; the saleswoman lacks facial features; there are traces of figures in the open space to left of centre.

State 2

Etching: K2630302
Fine diagonal shading is added to the shadows under the awning at upper right; short diagonal drypoint lines are added between two smaller figures beside the table at left; traces of figures in the open space are worn or reduced.

State 3

Etching: K2630202
Strong diagonal lines are added above and to each side of the saleswoman and the circular lamp; strong diagonal shading is extended in the background, under the awning at upper right.

State 4

Etching: K2630303
Additional diagonal drypoint shading is added to the background, between the two children at left and to left of the saleswoman's head.

State 5

Etching: K2630402
Facial features are added on the saleswoman in the centre; some of the background shading under the awning is partially reduced and replaced with new shading and cross-hatching: there are long diagonal lines at left and close cross-hatching around the central saleswoman and under the awning; a cluster of short lines is added between the two groups of children at right.

State 5 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K263_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 10

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