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Bird-Cages, Chelsea

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 297
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 153 x 230 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 8
Catalogues: K.276; M.271
Impressions taken from this plate  (8)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K2760104
Signed with a butterfly at upper left.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K2760103
Fine drypoint verticals are added to the left of the doorway at left; left to right diagonals (\\\) are added on and between the figures in the doorway at right.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K276_01
Possibly cancelled with very light diagonal lines, but these marks may just be accidental scratches.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 15

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