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Nocturne Shipping

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1907.365
State: 2/5

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1907; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:154 x 220 mm  
Plate mark size:154 x 220 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book; with an old [Dutch] inscription in brown ink on the verso  
Watermarks:'B / TH' in elaborated circle (Chicago watermark 62)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:fairly heavy overall tone, wiped slightly cleaner over the lines of the middleground  
Note on foul biting:a few tiny pits and scratches on the sky and water  
Print note:This is pure drypoint  


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:tab 50-66 mm from left, height 5 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'L/L/.' in script, upside-down, at lower right on the verso; 'W194 Trial - F.K + Co Nov 20/07' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.