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The Busby

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 368
Date: 1887
Medium: drypoint
Size: 217 x 128 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.437; M.437
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K4370102
Signed with a butterfly at centre right.
A sketch of a head appears upside down at lower right.

State 2

Not reproduced.
The shading to the of the figure, from the top of her hat to about her waist, is extended with diagonal drypoint lines; additional shading and cross-hatching is added to right of her face as well as vertical shading in the background at right.
The new shading is visible on the copper plate, but no impression with these additional drypoint lines has been located. This state is known only from work on the cancelled copper plate, and a digital image based on the plate is reproduced below.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K437_01
Cancelled with one diagonal line.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 9

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