Art/ Collection/ Art Object

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; tenth state of twelve (Glasgow); printed in brownish-black ink on ivory laid paper
Dimensions:
Plate: 11 3/4 × 7 15/16 in. (29.8 × 20.2 cm) Sheet: 11 3/4 × 7 15/16 in. (29.8 × 20.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1967
Accession Number:
67.630.58
Not on view
Signature: In graphite:butterfly of 1886 and "imp", on reserved tab

Marking: In graphite, verso: HHB (Henry Harper Benedict)
Susan Dwight Bliss; Donor: Susan Dwight Bliss
Kennedy 202 vii/ix; Glasgow 200 x/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 vii/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 x/xii.



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