Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Balcony,

From the set of 26 etchings, A Set of Twenty-six Etchings (The Second Venice Set)

Etching and drypoint printed in brown ink on laid paper

Fifth of eleven states

Print impression quality: Very good; lower center, imprint of etcher’s pliers

Dimensions (Plate): 296 x 199 mm (11.7 x 7.8 in.)

Inscribed in plate, upper left: butterfly monogram; inscribed: “v”

Edition: From the set “A Set of Twenty-six Etchings,” known as the “Second Venice Set,” published by Dowdeswell in 1886; "Menpes printing," according to original DAC catalog card

Accession number: 1941.D1.72

Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1941

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Mortimer Menpes (inscribed verso in pencil, "Mortimer Menpes collection / The Balcony")

Bibliography: Kennedy 207 v/xi.

Work Type: print

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