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Château de Bridoré

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 409
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 135 x 98 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.378; M.378
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)


This is pure etching, with very small patches of jerky, irregular leaf shapes, larger irregular patches of zigzag shading and longer, nervous wavy lines indicating branches and the woman with the baby. The broken, widely spaced lines indicating the chateau in the background are more lightly etched.


Only one impression of Chteau de Bridor is known (). It is printed in dark brown ink on ivory laid paper. It was trimmed to the platemark and signed with a butterfly and 'imp.' to show that Whistler printed it.