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Doorway, Sandwich

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 323
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 96 x 134 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 8
Catalogues: K.307; M.302
Impressions taken from this plate  (8)


It is mostly etching, although the lighter shading added in the second and third states was done in drypoint. In the third state, the heavy cross hatching of the interior was added in etching.


There was a limited print-run. Several impressions are in black ink (i.e. ), and three in dark brown (i.e. ). Two are on cream laid paper (), one of these removed from a book (; two are on buff laid paper with the 'PRO PATRIA' watermark (, ), and one on a light-weight off-white laid paper (). They were trimmed to the platemark and signed on the tab with a butterfly and 'imp' to show that Whistler printed them.