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The Little Balcony

Accession Number
1954/1.444

Title
The Little Balcony

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1894

Medium & Support
lithograph on laid paper

Dimensions
12 3/4 in x 8 1/8 in (32.3 cm x 20.6 cm);12 3/4 in x 8 1/8 in (32.3 cm x 20.6 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 1/4 in (49 cm x 36.2 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
The president of France, Marie Francois Sadi Carnot (1837-1894) was assassinated on June 24, 1894. On July 1, the day of his funeral procession in Paris, Whistler drew two lithographs (the other is "The Long Balcony," 1964/1.109) showing citizens of Paris watching the progress of the cortege from windows and balconies as the procession passed underneath.

Physical Description
A vignette of a group of women on a balcony, all looking downward. The women have hats and parasols. There the horizontal bands that indicate architecture delineating different stories. Above the gathering on the terrace, at the center of the image is a small window that shows two other people looking outward.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
balcony
parasols (costume accessories)
standing

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