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The Balcony

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 207
State: 5/19

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1937  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:297 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:296 x 202 mm  
Note on size:no tab  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:clean wiped, light residual tone, and also very pale (rubbed?) in the centre  
Note on foul biting:texture, and vise mark  
Print note:There appears to have been a signature tab at lower left, but it has been cut off  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:none on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:none on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:hinged to mat so verso not examined  
Collector's mark:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.