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Nocturne: Furnace

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49881
State: Cc/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:206 x 267 mm  
Plate mark size:168 x 230 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, Western, possibly faux-Asian.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is uneven and dark. It is particularly dark in the upper right half (if etching diagonally split), although it is wiped very cleanly in the doorway and window. In the lower left half of the composition there is a medium plate tone.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting around the gondola.  
Print note:The paper is slightly creased from the printing process. There is reticulation of ink in the foreground and at the sides. There are diagonal wipe marks at the left side.  


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:'26' on secondary backing paper, on recto, at lower right.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.