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Courtyard, Rue P. L. Courier, Tours

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 391
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 147 x 81 mm
Signed: butterfly above centre
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 9
Catalogues: K.368; M.369
Impressions taken from this plate  (9)


Three states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K3680001
Signed with a butterfly at centre, above the door.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K3680108
Etched shading is added to some panes on all the windows, on the woman's back and skirt, on the cobbles in the left foreground and on the arch supporting the balcony at right; a vertical scratch appears in the foreground, to the right of the cobbles.

State 3

Etching: K3680103
A small patch of right to left diagonal drypoint lines (///) is added to the bottom of the mullion between the two windows at upper left.

State 3 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K368_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 8

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