11 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Gift of Sherry Smith Bell

Written in graphite below plate: "etching, 18/20 "Nocturne," Sherry S. Bell, 2005"
written in graphite at BR corner, verso: "10/26/056"

This is an etching after James McNeil Whistler's painting, "Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge" (1872-75). The print is executed in tones of deep blue and yellow with multiple textures.

"James McNeil Whistler's painting of "Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge" 1872-1875, is my selected inspiriation. This painting so confounded the art world that a juror inquired: "The prevailing color is blue?" Whistler's work captures mood, atmosphere, impression rather than the academic mindset of the time." / Sherry Smith Bell

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