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Nocturne Furnace

ca. 1880
19th century
166 x 203 mm (6.5 x 8 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and drypoint printed in brown ink on laid paper
State: Third of eight states
Print impression quality: Excellent with uneven plate tone
Series: from set of 26 etchings A Set of Twenty-six Etchings (The Second Venice Set)
Edition: From the set "A Set of Twenty-six Etchings," known as the "Second Venice Set," published by Dowdeswell in 1886
Marks: Signed in pencil on tab, lower left: butterfly monogram and “imp.”; inscribed in plate, lower center: butterfly monogram; inscribed in pencil on verso: “Unique trial proof before publishd state/very scarce/Furnace Nocturne”
Marks: Watermark: VI
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Henry L. Quick. Museum of Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (per old label).
Bibliography: Kennedy 213 iii/viii; original DAC catalog card has: “Reproduced from this (HLQ) from Keppel to H.L.Q. Wunderlich and CO. 66705.”
Credit Line: Bequest of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1953
Accession Number: 1953.D1.7

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  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • Venice - TGN 7018159 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

  • plate Dimensions: 166 x 203 mm (6.5 x 8 in.)

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