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The Balcony

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 56.391
State: 12/19

Collection credit:Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance:Knoedler & Co. (stock no. 17147). William P. Chapman, Jr; bequeathed to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1957.  


Paper size:297 x 201 mm  
Plate mark size:293 x 201 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:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:more tone in water wiped vertically, soft, slightly blobby  
Note on foul biting:spots and dots upper left and upper right - vice mark at the bottom  
Print note:drypoint dark to right of woman, clear figures on balcony  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 52-65 mm from left. 1886 butterfly  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'wpc jr' in graphite pencil on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'MK17147' verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'177 The Balcony' verso; '48-' verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.