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The Unsafe Tenement

Private collection
Accession no: -
State: 2/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London. Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935). Bought from Linda M. Papaharis, at auction, Christie's, New York, 26-27 March 1981 (lot 332A) by Julius L. and Anita Zelman.  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:162 x 224 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:tan  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' tan laid paper with dark flecks  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Rich plate tone.  
Note on foul biting:Mostly in the foreground.  
Print note:According to Fine (1984), 'This is a particularly fine [impression] with unusually rich areas of plate tone.'  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.' ('s' reversed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. [superscript 't'] Jacques. 171.'  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HHB' stamp (H. H. Benedict, Lugt 1298)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Remarkable impression of the plate after the standing woman was replaced by the pitchfork but before the sky was removed as in published state. S.H.' by Seymour Haden.  


Source of information:Exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.