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The Balcony

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46858
State: 17/19

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bought by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., on commission for the University of Glasgow, at auction, Sotheby's, London, 20 May 1971 (lot 179), for £25.  


Paper size:102 x 55 mm  
Plate mark size:102 x 54 (fragment) mm  
Note on size:fragment  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:pitting, mainly in the left half of the fragment; slight granular tone on left doorpost  
Print note:The portion of the image visible in this fragment conforms to Kennedy's ninth state.  


Whistler's sign on plate:not within limits of this fragment  
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  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'J M Whistler / K.207 / The Balcony 1886 / (fragment) / (from the Collection / of / Miss R. Birnie Philip / the artist's Executrix[)]' verso by Harold Wright  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.