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Nocturne Shipping

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 53568
State: 2/5

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold to Harris G. Whittemore, Naugatuck, CT, through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, 1919. William Sloane-Kinney (1883 - 1952). Susan Shulman Printsellers, New York; bought by the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 2001.  


Paper size:161 x 217 mm  
Plate mark size:153 x 217 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:varied use of tone in the sky and water, in the sky partly wiped across, giving a cloud-like effect, with darkest tone at bottom right; a horizontal band at the horizon is without tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This seems to be a pure drypoint print; see also Mansfield.  


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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:47 mm from left, 8 x 21 mm; butterfly of 1885/1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' verso on tab, stamp in blue ink (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342) 'HGW' stamp in pale blue ink on verso centre ( H. G. Whittemore, Lugt Supp. 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:'9267' and '53568' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.