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The Dance House: Nocturne

Whereabouts unknown
Accession no: n/a
State: 3/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Selected by Whistler for Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), but not sold. Hermann Wunderlich and Co., New York. John Caldwell (Arthur Harlow label) (probably John Caldwell (1882-1907). Pittsburgh, PA. Unknown collector. Lucien Goldschmidt, New York. Dr George van Houten, Netherlands; sold at auction, Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 2007; The Fine Art Society, London, 2007. Present whereabouts unknown.  


Paper size:- mm  
Plate mark size:272 x 168 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:-  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:a superb impression, possibly between 1-2 states  


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:two butterflies on verso (see below)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'for Freer' butterfly 'before figures' on verso; butterfly 'for Wunderlich' also on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:a tiny pencil butterfly of ca 1890.  


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


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project, dealer's records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.