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Doorway, Gray's Inn

Impression: Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Number: 289
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 96 x 134 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.300; M.294
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


Three states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K3000103
Signed with a butterfly at left, just above centre.

State 2

Etching: K3000201
The interior of the doorway and the door within it, except for the lunette, are shaded with drypoint lines in all directions.

State 3

Not reproduced.
Short vertical and slight diagonal lines are added to the edges of four panes of the window to the left of the doorway.
No impression has been found with these changes, but the new lines are present on the cancelled copper plate.

State 3 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K300_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 5

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