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The Balcony

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Accession no: 30462
State: 17/19

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  


Paper size:293 x 201 mm  
Plate mark size:293 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
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:various shades of light plate tone, lightest in a horizontal band at about 1/2 hight, darkest at bottom margin, here wiped horizontally in the upper part, vertically in the lower  
Note on foul biting:clamp mark at bottom centre; patches of foul biting in top left corner; pitting across figures standing in boat and facade; granular tone in arcades  
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:on tab  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:58 mm from left, 4 x 11 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso centre: brown seal of Hamburg with text 'KUNSTHALLE ZU HAMBURG' (Lugt 1233)  
Dealers' stock nos:'1692'; '1770'; verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'5' verso top centre; 'The Balcony' verso lower centre; '30462' verso below collector's mark; '10/5' verso lower right corner  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.