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Mairie, Loches

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 413
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 220 x 130 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 12
Catalogues: K.382; M.382; W.259
Impressions taken from this plate  (12)


Four states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K3820102
Signed with a butterfly at right, above centre.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K3820203
The doorway is strongly shaded; deep shading is added in the open part of the second-storey window, clarifying the figure and lamp within; the upper part of the window is equally divided and filled with shaded panes; the stonework of the balcony is defined.

State 3

Etching: K3820308
Several more panes in the second-storey window, and the panes in the transom window above, are shaded.

State 4

Etching: K3820302
The shading in the second-storey window has been softened and unified by slight rubbing and possibly very fine additional shading in the upper left corner.

State 4 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K382_01
Cancelled with a diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 9

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