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Gateway, Chartreuse, near Loches

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 421
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 135 x 99 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.396; M.395
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


It is mainly etching, with a little drypoint shading on the urns at the top of the gate-pillars.


Only two impressions have been located, one inscribed 1st proof' and printed in black ink () and the next, inscribed '1st. State -' and printed in dark brown (), both on ivory wove paper. Judging by the etched butterfly signature, reproduced below, the etching was signed and printed in the 1890s, some years after the Whistler's honeymoon.
Etching: c_K396_08