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Nocturne: Salute

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.269
State: 8/10

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (Obach receipts, 9 December 1903 and 6 January 1904), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:153 x 229 mm  
Plate mark size:153 x 229 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book; with a ruled line in ink on the verso  
Watermarks:Crowned GR (see Chicago watermarks 84 to 90)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:faintest trace of even, overall tone  
Note on foul biting:acid droplets at lower left  
Print note:  


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 70-89 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:'No 2' at lower left on the verso; 'X' (in a square) ar lower right on the verso; 'W199. Nocturen-Salute. Early trial' at lower left 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.