Nocturne (The "First Venice Set")

1879–80
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (active in England), 1834–1903)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kennedy 184, fifth state of five

Dimensions

Platemark: 20 x 29.5 cm (7 7/8 x 11 5/8 in.) Sheet: 20.5 x 29.5 cm (8 1/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

35.1196

Medium or Technique

Etching in brown ink

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

annotated by Whistler verso lower right in graphite: selected proof, and butterfly

Signed

Butterfly, in graphite, bottom edge tab

Markings

no marks

Provenance

Mrs. Henry Lee Higginson, Sr., Boston; bequest to MFA, July 1935.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Henry Lee Higginson