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Nocturne Shipping

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 40.63.6
State: 1/5

Collection credit:Gift of Harold K. Hochschild, 1940  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Royal Library, Windsor. Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Given by Harold K. Hochschild to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940.  


Paper size:155 x 218 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 218 mm  
Note on size:.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:pale buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light weight  
Watermarks:'VR' (?)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:graduated tone, wiped horizontally in sky, messy edges  
Note on foul biting:some dots  
Print note:a good impression with atmospheric tone  


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:'1st proof'  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 14-57mm from left; butterfly of 1880/1881  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:crowned 'VR' oval stamp (Royal collection, Lugt 2535); 'HHB' stamp (H.H. Benedict, Lugt 2936) both on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'L2535' under VR stamp and 'L2936' above Benedict stamp, on verso  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.