Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Nocturne,

From the set of twelve etchings, Venice, Whistler, Twelve Etchings (The First Venice Set)

Etching and drypoint printed in brown ink on laid paper

Fourth of five states

Print impression quality: Very good with heavy plate tone; gondola, left, almost worn away as in K. 184 v/

Dimensions (Plate): 201 x 295 mm (7.9 x 11.6 in.)

Signed in pencil on tab, lower left: butterfly monogram and “imp”; signed in pencil on verso, lower right: “selected proof” and butterfly monogram; inscribed in pencil on verso: “This is the proof that Whistler selected and exhibited in London when the Venice set was first shown. It comes from the collection of Mr. Rawlinson to whom Whistler sold it. F.K.” [Frederick Keppel]

Edition: From the set “Venice, Whistler, Twelve Etchings,” known as the “First Venice Set,” published by the Fine Art Society, London, 1880

Accession number: 1947.D1.292

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1947

Provenance / Collectors' marks: W.G. Rawlinson; Albert W. Scholle

Bibliography: Kennedy 184 iv/v

Object Type: Prints

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