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Hôtel Lallement, Bourges

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 396
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 165 x 271 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 7
Catalogues: K.399; M.398
Impressions taken from this plate  (7)


Four states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K3990103
Signed with a butterfly above and to the left of the woman.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Etching: K3990202
Diagonal drypoint lines are added within the doorway, at upper left; the space between the woman's feet is shaded; short drypoint lines are added to the shading in the area where the two walls meet, just to the left of and beneath the base of the oriel window.

State 3

Etching: K3990302
The woman's feet, the shading between them and the hem of her dress are partly removed; the drypoint lines among the shading where the two walls meet are worn.

State 4

Etching: K3990303
The woman's feet, the shading between them and the hem of her dress are almost completely removed.

State 4 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K399_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 10

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