The Long BalconyArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1894Medium & Supportlithograph on cream wove proofing paperDimensions
12 3/8 in. x 9 7/16 in. ( 31.4 cm x 23.9 cm )Credit LineGift of Jean Paul SlusserSubject 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 ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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parasols (costume accessories)