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Balcony, Amsterdam: P.2070-R

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Balcony, Amsterdam


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (Printmaker)


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

Measurements and weight

Height: 271 mm
Width: 170 mm

Relative size of this object

17 m27.1 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD/CE 1889


Third state

School or Style


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

Drypoint Etching

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on tab

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

Inscription present: butterfly

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

References and bibliographic entries

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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: Wednesday 27 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-11-30 17:40:42

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{{cite web|url=|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-11-30 17:40:42|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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