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The Long Balcony

Accession Number
1964/1.109

Title
The Long Balcony

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1894

Medium & Support
lithograph on cream wove proofing paper

Dimensions
12 3/8 in. x 9 7/16 in. ( 31.4 cm x 23.9 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser

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 Little Balcony," 1954/1.444) showing citizens of Paris watching the progress of the cortege from windows and balconies as the procession passed underneath.

Physical Description
A group of people are seen on the balcony of a building; a number of the women hold parasols against the bright light. On the floor above are two windows with balconies; people can also be observed looking downward. Above these windows are indications of the roofline and chimneys. Below the balcony are pilasters or brackets indicating architectural detail of the ground floor.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
balconies
balcony
buildings
parasols (costume accessories)
window
windows

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