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The Balcony

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49893
State: C/19

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Dr Frederick Mulder, London; sold to the University of Glasgow, February 1972.  


Paper size:300 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:296 x 199 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, 'antique' laid paper.  
Watermarks:Strasbourg lily (centrally placed)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is dark and uneven in the foreground where there are vertical wipe marks. There is a light plate tone over the rest. It is slightly darker around the doorway.  
Note on foul biting:There is a circular mark from the grip of a tool in the foreground. There is quite a bit of pitting around the figure in the gondola that has been reworked. There is pitting throughout the building with concentrated areas of small pitting around the upper windows and columns.  
Print note:The etched lines above the upper windows appear to be breaking down. There are smudges of ink particularly at the left side.  


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:  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 4 x 6 mm; 125 mm from left; pencil signature  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others: '17' upper left verso; '17' on recto of secondary support, at lower right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.