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Rue des Bons Enfants, Tours

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 392
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 149 x 80 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 10
Catalogues: K.372; M.372; W.320
Impressions taken from this plate  (10)


Five states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K3720102
Signed with a butterfly near the left edge, above centre.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K3720103
Diagonal drypoint lines are added between the two figures in the doorway and above the figure in the second-storey window.

State 3

Etching: K3720203
Diagonal drypoint lines are added in the upper right corner of the doorway and above the figure in the second-storey window.

State 4

Etching: K3720302
Etched shading is added to the doorway, to the first- and second-storey windows, between and below the legs of the central figure in the doorway and across the right side of the skirt of the woman at right in the doorway.

State 5

Etching: K3720402
A band of right to left diagonals (///) is added across the top of the second-storey window.

State 5 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K372_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 6

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