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Nocturne: Palaces

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49887
State: C (b)/12

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Dr Frederick Mulder, London; sold to the University of Glasgow, February 1972.  


Paper size:319 x 222 mm  
Plate mark size:296 x 199 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight  
Watermarks:'IV' countermark  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a dramatic use of plate tone; the tone is very dark in the sky and water, with buildings wiped more cleanly.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting particularly around the building on the left. There is slight pitting at the right edge and a small area of foul biting at the lower left.  
Print note:There is reticulaton of ink in sky and slightly in foreground. There are vertical wipe marks in the sky, right side and foreground.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:On recto, below platemark, in pencil: butterfly 'imp.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'8' on secondary backing paper at lower right.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.