James A. WHISTLER, Nocturne: furnace Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Nocturne: furnace ['Nocturne: Furnace'] 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 Support: medium-weight, cream antique laid paper torn close to the plate-mark leaving a small uneven border
Manufacturer's Mark: centre; two lions [ vertically]
Edition State: 2nd state of 7
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: Proofs 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 a warm toned brown ink with plate-tone from one copper plate
Primary Insc: Inscribed as part of image c.l, on plate,[ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil c.l, in brown in [Cunningham]; collector's stamp c.l , in brown ink [ triangle with the outline of a circle[ R.Woods Bliss (?)] Lugt 2004A] ; collector's initials l.l , in ink "ERM" [diagonally][ E.R.Martin(?)]; collector's initials c.l, in pencil "ERM" .
Dimensions: plate-mark 16.8 h x 23.0 w cm sheet 20.4 h x 25.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 213
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.404
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.