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The Balcony

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 071.2012
State: 4b/19

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © C. G. Boerner  
Provenance:Therese Lownes Noble; sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 11 May 1973 (lot 25). C. G. Boerner, 2012  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:298 x 200 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'WW' countermark  
Medium:etching & drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tne, slightly more at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:'No 32' and 'Mm' possibly by Whistler, on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:Pencil butterfly of ca 1885/1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'No 32' and 'Mm' possibly by Whistler, on verso  


Source of information:Boerner's 2012  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.