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18

The Unsafe Tenement

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.10

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image ¬© The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  

 

Paper size:301 x 430 mm  
Plate mark size:157 x 225 mm  
Other size:156 x 224 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:grey on off white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine coll√© on wove  
Note on the paper:  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:no  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very little tone  
Note on foul biting:at the bottom edge and at top right, and a few dots along the top edge.  
Print note:burnishing on sky visible; good impression  

 

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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'5' and '47' in the lower margin  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K0170312  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.