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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)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K3930103
Signed with a butterfly at lower right.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K3930102
With fine horizontal and left-right diagonal drypoint shading (\\\) to upper left of the round tower, and verticals to the left of its base; there is additional fine drypoint work on the sky between the two pointed towers, on the pointed tower at right and along the roofline to the right of it.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K393_01
Cancelled with a diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 6

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