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Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 222
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 202 x 294 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'First Venice Set', 1880
No. of States: 9
Known impressions: 59
Catalogues: K.184; M.181; W.150
Impressions taken from this plate  (59)
Whistler arrived in Venice in September 1879 and left fourteen months later. This etching was started in 1879. One impression is signed and dated '1st state - 1st proof - Venice 1879' (Graphic with a link to impression #K1840102).
Nocturne was published by the Fine Art Society in Venice, a Series of Twelve Etchings (the 'First Venice Set') in 1880, and printed at intervals until 1889.
Whistler's etchings of night in Venice include Nocturne: Palaces [200], Nocturne: Furnace [208], Nocturne Shipping [206] and Nocturne: Salute [203].