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The Dance House: Nocturne

British Museum
Accession no: 1980-11-08-12
State: 6/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore, Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Emma Regina Martin (ca 1877-1965). Charles C. Cunningham (1910-1979), Chicago.; Thomas Agnew & Sons, London; sold to the British Museum, London, 1980.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA52179  


Paper size:272 x 168 mm  
Plate mark size:271 x 165 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:thin  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:fine impression with warm colour and misty ribbed effect  


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:butterfly on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Howard Mansfield' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 42-54mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' blue stamp (H. Mansfield, L.1342); 'HW' (Harris G Whittemore, L.1384a); 'ERM' (E. R. Martin, not in Lugt); 'CCC' trefoil (Charles C. Cunningham, not in Lugt).  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.