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Ch√Ęteau d'Amboise

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 431
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 110 x 68 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.393; M.393
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


It was conceived as an etching, with drypoint shading added in the second state. It was drawn with lively hooked, curved and zigzag broken lines suggesting trees, landscape, and some architectural features. Most of the building however was drawn with much shorter lines and dots, with roofs and stonework given shape and texture with patches of shading.


Only two impressions have been located. One is in dark brown ink on cream laid paper () and the second in black on ivory laid paper with a partial 'PRO PATRIA' watermark (). Both are trimmed to the platemark and signed on the tab with a butterly and 'imp.' to show that Whistler had printed them.