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Market Women, Loches

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 423
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 149 x 80 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.389
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


It is mainly etching; the only drypoint is the left-right diagonal shading (\\\) at the left side of the doorway. Drawn with jerky, angular and wriggy lines, and vigorous zigzag shading; the plate was rather spotty with pitting, which provides additional texture to the surface tone of ink.


Only two impressions have been located (, ), one marked '1st proof' (). Both were printed in black ink on ivory laid paper, trimmed to the platemark and signed with Whistler's butterfly and 'imp.' to show that he had printed them.