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Balcony, Amsterdam: P.2070-R

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Current Location: In storage


Balcony, Amsterdam


Printmaker: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill




History note: Given by Whistler to Lady Elizabeth Lewis (Mrs George Lewis) (1844-1931)

Measurements and weight

Height: 271 mm
Width: 170 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-11) by Lewis, Elizabeth Lady


Production date: AD 1889


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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( Antique laid paper, 17c W/M foolscap with seven pointed collar)

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on tab

  • Text: [monogram] imp.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: butterfly

  • Location: Centre, upper layer of the original mount (kept separately)
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: To Mrs. George Lewis
  • Location: Centre, upper layer of the original mount (kept separately)
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink
  • Type: Dedication

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2070-R
Primary reference Number: 10113
Wedmore (Whistler): 262
Mansfield: 404 III
Kennedy: 405 III
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 October 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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