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The Dance House: Nocturne

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8644
State: 6/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York. Albert W. Scholle (d. 1910), New York. Knoedler & Co., New York. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10708  


Paper size:275 x 165 mm  
Plate mark size:272 x 165 mm  
Note on size:unevenly cut at right  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'PRO PATRIA'  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of pale tone over the areas of darkest shading  
Note on foul biting:heavy foul biting along the plate edges  
Print note:This is the impression illustrated by Kennedy; Kennedy's first state appears to be pure etching; warm black ink (like rich dark brown effect on this paper)  


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 at lower left on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'l. Feb. 25-' at lower left on the verso; 'No 4' (in an oval; the 'o' superscript) at lower right on the verso, possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 36 to 48 mm from left; height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:pentagon stamp (Albert W. Scholle, Lugt 2923a); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'MK 30697' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'408' at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.