James A. WHISTLER, Nocturne Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Nocturne 1879-80
Collection Title: Venice, Whistler. Twelve Etchings (First Venice Set) 1880
Page: no.4
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: medium-weight, cream antique laid paper, trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Edition State: 5th state of 5
Edition: edition of 100
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1880

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) Printed in a warm toned black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate
Primary Insc: Drawn on tab l.l , in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram]; inscribed on tab l.l, in pencil "imp".
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's trefoil stamp l.r, in brown ink[ Cunningham]
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.4 h x 29.8 w cm sheet 21.3 h x 29.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 184; Mansfield 1909), 181
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.415.4
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.