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Nocturne: Furnace

Nocturne: Furnace

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Title:
Nocturne: Furnace
Description:
Seen through a large square doorway in a dark wall on a canal, is a brightly lighted interior, roofed with beams, where a man stands at a forge. In the outer wall, at the left of the doorway, is an open window in which the head and shoulders of a man appear. Projecting below is the prow of a gondola. There are strong reflections in the canal. The butterfly, shaded, is on the wall, halfway up the plate, near the left edge.
Artist:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Date:
[1886]
[1879–1880]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings
Subjects:
Canals
Doors & doorways
Forge shops
Places:
ItalyVeneto (region)Venezia (province)Venice
Extent:
1 print : etching ; sheet 18 x 23 cm
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Notes (date):
Dates supplied by cataloger based on artist's dates of work in Venice and publication of the material.
Notes (citation):
Kennedy, Edward G. (Edward Guthrie). "The etched work of Whistler ; compiled, arranged and described by Edward G. Kennedy, with an introduction by Royal Cortissoz." Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978, San Francisco.
Notes:
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Kennedy: K. 213
Handwritten on item: One of twenty-six etchings, 2nd Venetian set
Notes (object):
Seventh state of seven.
Short slanting lines, from left to right, are added to the reflections below the centre of the doorway. Short diagonal lines on the house run into the water, between the gondola and the doorway. There is new work on the window-frame to the right of, and above, the boy's head, and fine slanting lines are in the centre, at top, and at upper right (Mrs. H. K. Knapp).
Identifier:
17_14_000164
W. 419 (no longer used)
Barcode:
36666000185971