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Nocturne: Salute

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.198
State: 8/10

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:154 x 228 mm  
Plate mark size:154 x 228 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:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with considerable tone, wiped more cleanly over the the buildings in the centre; ray-like wiping marks at the top and vertical wiping marks at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:the foul biting at right has been removed; acid droplets are faintly visible at lower left (obscured by tone)  
Print note:I believe state II (see FGA 1908.5) is likely pure etching as the additions on this impression are clearly drypoint and the other lines appear to be etching  


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:no  
Note on the tab:tab 58-76 mm from left, height 7mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W150'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.