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The Dance House: Nocturne

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46997
State: 5/6

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:275 x 170 mm  
Plate mark size:273 x 170 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Foolscap with seven-point collar and three balls  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:more pronounced tone in the foreground  
Note on foul biting:foul biting around edges; pitting particularly in foreground; areas where densely laid lines broken down  
Print note:Kennedy's states are in the wrong order (his II is earlier than I), and this is a new state IV and the latest state at the HAG; Kennedy's I is actually state V in this sequence (see description in General Note)  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:35 mm from left; tab 2 x 11 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.408 I-II. / Nocturne. Dance House / Amsterdam' verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.