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The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: M23407
State: 3/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York; bequeathed to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, October 1913.  


Paper size:230 x 365 mm  
Plate mark size:172 x 298 mm  
Note on size:rough edges at bottom and right  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' (post 1800)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Reasonable impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'OLD FERRY WHARF. / J. JOHNSON / COAL MERCHANT'; 'THE ADAM and EVE - / Wine & Spirit Establ'; 'STOP / PIT'; 'UEWS' - on buildings  
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:'FK' oval stamp (F. Keppel, L.1023) on recto; MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:'A 76049' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'151' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.