James A. WHISTLER, The balcony Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

  • France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895

The balcony ['The Balcony'] 1879-80
Collection Title: A Set of Twenty- Six Etchings (Second Venice Set) 1886
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: medium-weight, cream antique laid paper, trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Edition State: 11th state of 11
Edition: Edition of 30; plus 12 extra impressions of 15 plates, and an extra 123 proofs printed by Whistler for Dowdeswell , a total of 1083 proofs.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1886

Edition Notes: Proofs by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Printed by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Assisted by MENPES, Mortimer ( Australia 1855- Great Britain-1938) Assisted by SICKERT, Walter Richard (Great Britain 1860-1942) Printed in a cool black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate
Primary Insc: signed on tab l.l., in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram];inscribed on tab l.l , in pencil "imp"; etched as part of image u.l [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil l.l, in brown ink [ Cunningham]
Dimensions: plate-mark 29.4 h x 20.2 w cm sheet 29.9 h x 20.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 207
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.406
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.