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Nocturne: Salute

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.473
State: 8/10

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock nos. a38247, 95338 ).Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by Frank Gair Macomber, Boston, 1910. Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York, 2 February 1921 ('BEJU'); bought by Albert H. Wiggin for Boston Public Library, MA.  


Paper size:158 x 228 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:none visible  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very soft tone, beautifully wiped in radiating, sunset effect; heavy tone, wiped toward centre, which is wiped to highlight  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:gorgeous, rich impression  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:butterfly possibly not by Whistler; 60-77mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 38247' (faint); 'a 95338' ; '56120 / HOXV'; on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.