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Nocturne: Palaces

Series/Portfolio:
Second Venice Set ("A Set of Twenty-Six Etchings by James A. McN. Whistler," 1886)
Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Date:
1879–80
Medium:
Etching and drypoint; eleventh state of twelve (Glasgow); printed in dark brown ink on ivory laid paper
Dimensions:
Plate: 11 1/2 × 7 13/16 in. (29.2 × 19.8 cm) Sheet: 11 9/16 × 7 13/16 in. (29.3 × 19.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.103
Not on view
Signature: In graphite: butterfly monogram and "imp" on tab (Glasgow questions aunthenticity)

Inscription: In graphite: butterfly monogram and "imp" on tab (Glasgow questions aunthenticity)

Marking: In graphite, verso: 'HBD' (referring to Harris Brisbane Dick); 'Nocturne Palaces' and the number 1 encircled, all in unknown hands
Harris Brisbane Dick; Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
Art Gallery of Ontario. "Turner, Whistler, Monet: Impressionist Visions," June 12, 2004–September 12, 2004.

Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais. "Turner, Whistler, Monet: Impressionist Visions," October 12, 2004–January 17, 2005.

Tate Britain. "Turner, Whistler, Monet: Impressionist Visions," February 10, 2005–May 15, 2005.

Kennedy 202 viii-ix/ix; Glasgow 200 xi/xii; Mansfield 199
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 199.

Edward Guthrie Kennedy, Royal Cortissoz The Etched Work of Whistler: illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates. The Grolier Club, 1910, cat. no. 202 viii-ix/ix.

Katharine A. Lochnan The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Ex. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 14–November 11, 1984; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, November 24, 1984–January 13, 1985. Yale University Press, Art Gallery of Ontario, New Haven, 1984, cat. no. 201, pp. 182, 194, 196, 200-5, 232, 281.

Alastair Grieve Whistler's Venice. New Haven and London, 2000, fig. no. 113-114, pp. 98-101, 192.

Margaret F. MacDonald Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice. Aldershot and California, 2001, pp. 71, 84, 115, 120, 123, 137, pl. 126.

Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow on-line website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. University of Glasgow, 2012, cat. no. 200 xi/xii.



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