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Nocturne: Salute

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1949.5.32
State: 8/10

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Seaman. Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947). H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 91414).Given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:B-15169  


Paper size:259 x 228 mm  
Plate mark size:253 x 228 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is ivory discoloured to buff  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with overall tone, wiped slightly cleaner over the buildings; with ray-like wiping marks at top and vertical wiping marks at bottom  
Note on foul biting:several 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 56 to 73 mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Seaman (according to an inscription on the NGA mount; no collector's mark and not in Lugt); possibly Stanhope Forbes (see Misc inscriptions)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 91414' at lower left on verso and 'D6613' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Stanhope Forbes collection' at lower centre on the verso; [illeg] at lower centre on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.