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Nocturne: Palaces

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 62.51

Collection credit:Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith.  
Image credit:  
Provenance:William Bayard Cutting (1850–1912). E. E. MacCrone. Anonymous bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1962.  


Paper size:302 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:295 x 199 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very pronounced, wiped more cleanly on buildings around light source, whereas water and sky darker  
Note on foul biting:slight pitting around buildings  
Print note:reticulation of ink in foreground; wipe marks evident throughout, largely vertical but also horizontal  


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:45 mm from left; tab 6 x 14 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'16888' on verso, tab.  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W I x-' verso, lower right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.