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The Balcony

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 67.630.61
State: 16/19

Collection credit:Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1967  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Given by Susan Dwight Bliss to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1967.  


Paper size:304 x 199 mm  
Plate mark size:295 x 199 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:probably browned  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone: tone wiped vertically at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:scattered marks at top right, less lower down; vice mark at the bottom edge.  
Print note:a good impression, the shadows effective in the doorway, very delicate lines on the 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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1885-1886, tab 50-66mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:'24769' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'s.v.' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.