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The Balcony

ca. 1879
19th century
296 x 199 mm (11.7 x 7.8 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and drypoint printed in brown ink on laid paper
State: Fifth of eleven states
Print impression quality: Very good; lower center, imprint of etcher’s pliers
Series: from set of 26 etchings A Set of Twenty-six Etchings (The Second Venice Set)
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
Marks: Inscribed in plate, upper left: butterfly monogram; inscribed: “v”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Mortimer Menpes (inscribed verso in pencil, "Mortimer Menpes collection / The Balcony")
Bibliography: Kennedy 207 v/xi.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1941
Accession Number: 1941.D1.72

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  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • Venice - TGN 7018159 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

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

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