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Justice Walk, Chelsea

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 441
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 166 x 242 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.275; M.270
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K2750109
Signed with a butterfly at upper left, near the top edge.
The composition is complete. The skirt of the woman in the central doorway is without shading, and there are only short parallel etched lines in the background below her right arm.

State 2

Etching: K2750203
Short diagonal drypoint lines shade the right side of the skirt of the woman in the central doorway; short slanting lines cross the existing lines and extend the shadows below her right arm; light drypoint lines augment the shading in both the central doorways.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K275_01
Cancelled with a diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known.

This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 7

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