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Nocturne: Salute

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Accession no: 1954/1.393
State: 4/10

Collection credit:Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker  
Image credit:Photo © The University of Michigan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Royal Collection, Windsor; sold to Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1906; sold to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1906 (stock no. 42035); sold to Obach & Co., London, 1906; bought by Margaret Selkirk Watson Parker (1867-1936), Detroit, MI, 1906; bequeathed to the University of Michigan Art Museum, MI, 1954.  


Paper size:159 x 227 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 227 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 a ruled line in pale brown ink on the verso  
Watermarks:Crowned GR (see Chicago watermarks 84-90)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with irregular tone that has been affected by disturbances of the surface fibres  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The impression is so lightly inked that it is difficult to see if it is Kennedy's state two or an intermediate state with some added refleciton lines  


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:butterfly 'imp'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly on tab of 1885/1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'VR' crowned, oval stamp (Royal Library, Windsor, Lugt 2535)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.