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J.H. Woods' Fruit Shop, Chelsea

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 327
Date: 1887/1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 98 x 133 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.265; M.261
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


Four states are known before cancellation, the final state being known only from the cancelled plate.

State 1

Etching: K2650101
There is no signature or inscription.
According to Mansfield, 'The butterfly, in outline, is suggested in the central lower pane of the window.' 8 However, if so, it is well camouflaged in a pile of fruit.

8: Mansfield 1909[more] (cat. no. 261).

State 2

Etching: K2650202
Short, fine drypoint lines are added on the lower part of the window-pane at left along with more shading around the woman in the centre.

State 3

Etching: K2650203
Considerable new etched shading is added around the woman in the centre; the heads of the figures to left and right of that woman are redefined.

State 4

Not reproduced.
The woman at the centre and the shadowed area around her have been removed.
No impression of this state is known. It is known only fom the copper plate. A digital image from the plate is reproduced below.

State 4 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K265_01
The plate is cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 9

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