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Balcony, Amsterdam

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.114
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Probably purchased from J. McN. Whistler in 1890 by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:275 x 169 mm  
Plate mark size:273 x 168 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:PRO PATRIA  
Medium:etching and drypoint?  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light tone over most of the plate, wiped clean at centre over the windows, doorway and figures  
Note on foul biting:considerable foul biting and broken down lines near the lower corners  
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:butterfly at lower right on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'4. / Chosen for / Chs. L. Freer' at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:at 34 to 45 mm; height 2 mm  
Note on the tab:tab 34-45 mm from left, height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.