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Nocturne: Palaces

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46849
State: 10/12

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:295 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:the paper colour is pinkish ivory  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:considerable, selectively wiped; five concentric pands of picking related to printer's crease  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Conforms to Kennedy's state seven: upper part of house at left is printed less inkily than Kennedy's example, but the lines conform; note that many lines are quite worn--but are present--except for the horizontals and short diagonals to right and lower right of the gondola 9which appear to have worn away?)  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.