James A. WHISTLER, Nocturne palaces Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903


  • France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895

Nocturne palaces 1879-80
Collection Title: A Set of Twenty- Six Etchings (Second Venice Set) 1886
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: light-weight,cream, antique laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark " ww" centre.
Edition State: 2nd state of 9
Edition: edition of 30; plus 12 extra impressions of 15 plates, and an extra 123 proofs printed by Whistler for Dowdeswell , a total of 1083 proofs.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1886

Edition Notes: Proved by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Printed by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Assisted by MENPES, Mortimer ( Australia 1855- Great Britain-1938) Assisted by SICKERT, Walter Richard (Great Britain 1860-1942) Printed in dark brown ink from one copper plate
Primary Insc: signed on tab l.l., in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram] ; inscribed on tab l.l in pencil " imp"
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed l.l , in pencil " a65531/ # 30502 19989"; inscribed verso of tab, in pencil ( illegible) verso: collector's stamp of trefoil u.l, in brown ink [ Cunningham]
Dimensions: plate-mark 29.6 h x 20.0 w cm sheet 30.7 h x 20.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 202
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.4025