The Unsafe Tenement

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 18
Date: 1858
Medium: etching
Size: 158 x 226 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' at lower left (2-3); erased (4)
Set/Publication: 'French Set', 1858
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 76
Catalogues: K.17; M.17; T.5; W.7
Impressions taken from this plate  (76)
The Unsafe Tenement was drawn during Whistler's etching tour of the Rhineland between 14 August and 7 October 1858. Other etchings from that time include The Dog on the Kennel [19], Street at Saverne [14], La Marchande de Moutarde [20] and Liverdun [13].
It was published in Douze eaux-fortes d'après Nature (the 'French Set') in November 1858.