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Hôtel de Ville, Loches

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 412
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 270 x 165 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.384; M.384
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K3840104
Signed with a butterfly at right.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K3840106
With patches of diagonal drypoint shading added to the walls above the passageway at centre, and diagonal and horizontal drypoint lines added to the dark, arched doorway at lower right of the Hôtel de Ville.
The drypoint shading is faint on some impressions.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K384_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 7

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