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An image of Nocturne: furnace by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

(United States of America, England 11 Jul 1834 – 17 Jul 1903)

Title
Nocturne: furnace
Year
1879-1880
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching and drypoint in brown ink
Edition
iv of 7 states (Kennedy), vii of 12 states (MacDonald, et al)
Dimensions

16.8 x 23.0 cm trimmed to platemark

Signature & date
Signed c.l. [incised plate] "[butterfly monogram]". Signed l.l. [on paper tab], pencil "[butterfly monogram]...". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1976
Accession number
274.1976
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Bibliography (3)

Nicholas Draffin (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, 13. no catalogue numbers

Terence Maloon, Paths to abstraction 1867-1917, Sydney, 2010, 100 (illus.).

Peter Raissis, Whistler to Freud: Etchings in Great Britain, Sydney, 2001, (illus.). cat.no. 101

Exhibition history (4)

The Bitten Image: European etchings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Jul 1980–14 Sep 1980

Whistler to Freud: etching in Great Britain, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Aug 2001–11 Nov 2001

Paths to abstraction 1867-1917, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Jun 2010–19 Sep 2010

European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014