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Nocturne: Palaces

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1942.15.19
State: 6/12

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Listed by E. G. Kennedy, 1910 as owned by Mrs H.O. Havemeyer; given by Mr and Mrs J. Watson Webb to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, memory of Mr and Mrs H. O. Havemeyer, 1942.  
Additional acq. no:B-2455  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Strasbourg Lily / 'FI' (script) (Chicago watermarks 284 and 285)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with dark triangular areas of tone at top and bottom, with distinct vertical and horizontal wiping marks; some speckling in light tone at lower left (from dust?)  
Note on foul biting:a few scattered flecks  
Print note:this is the impression of the fourth state reproduced by Kennedy  


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 'imp.' at lower left on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 38 to 57mm from left, height 7mm; butterfly of ca 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions: butterfly of 1888/1890 on the verso  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.