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The Doorway

Etching, drypoint and roulette on Asian paper
K.188 (5-6/7)
The Whistler Estate, bequeathed by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1958
Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 46816

Contemporary documents provide much information, but there is still more to be discovered from the etchings themselves about the sequence of states, the number of proofs printed by Whistler, and the combination of techniques that he employed to achieve the effects he wanted. In this case he used a roulette wheel to create additional textures on the water.