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Nocturne: Furnace

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 42.148

Collection credit:Gift of Mrs Ralph Harman Booth.  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Given by Mrs Ralph Harman Booth to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1942.  


Paper size:174 x 231 mm  
Plate mark size:169 x 231 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:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:areas of dark tone, particularly at upper right, lower left, in shadows around doorway; wiped more cleanly in doorway, also sweep from wiping on left  
Note on foul biting:pitting at upper right, lower right and by gondola  
Print note:sweeping wipe marks, vertical accented curves near gondola and below doorway, horizontal in foreground and near edges; reticulation of ink at right, also left edge  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:49 mm from left; tab 5 x 14 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'56066' on verso, lower right corner 'ax-'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Nocturne furnace', 'A 2148' at lower left on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.