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The Unsafe Tenement

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.21.74
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:F. Keppel, New York (stock no. a 82507). Given by David Keppel, New York, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  


Paper size:206 x 331 mm  
Plate mark size:157 x 223 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:thin, possibly japan  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:at the bottom, and a little at right  
Print note:good impression, burnishing marks clear, slightly (warm?)  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.' ('s' reversed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
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:'a 82507'  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.