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The Unsafe Tenement

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1934.571
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo ¬© The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; passed to his wife; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1934.  
Additional acq. no:R 533  


Paper size:294 x 397 mm  
Plate mark size:157 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):China  
Note on the paper:laid down on off-white wove paper (chine coll√©)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:Distinct wavy line along the bottom edge where the stopping out varnish stopped, and dark area above that.  
Print note:  


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:'Whistler' and butterfly in margin, lower left  
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:'Whistler' with a shaded butterfly in graphite in margin, lower left; same graphite signature and shaded butterfly with oblique line in same location as Liverdun (1934.606) and Fumette (1934.542)  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.