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The Balcony

Kupferstich-Kabinett der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Accession no: A 1897-310
State: 5/19

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Photo: Herbert Boswank  
Provenance:P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London; sold to the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, 1897.  


Paper size:296/297 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:295 x 198 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light residual tone, narrow frame of tone along margins; stronger tone of varied shades in water  
Note on foul biting:circular clamp mark (?) in lower centre; fine pitting across facade  
Print note:some of the 'scribbled' lines above arches dryly printed; small black sport between doorway and right window  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:50 mm from left, 7 x 19 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso centre: brown round stamp of the Kupferstichkabinett, Lugt 1616  
Dealers' stock nos:'3241' and '1097' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'146' verso lower left corner; 'exceedingly rare' lower right corner; '24.27' verso blue pencil lower right; '14.14.0' verso pencil lower right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.