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Square House, Amsterdam

Copper plate
K.404 (cancelled plate)
The Whistler Estate, presented by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1935
Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 50519

Whistler built up reflections with larger, overlapping patches of shading. Finally, close cross-hatching, rubbed for additional softness, created deeper shadows. The number of impressions printed by Whistler from this plate is not known; only sixteen impressions have been located. The copper plate documents the final, cancelled state of the etching.