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The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 57.240
State: 3/3

Collection credit:Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance:Sotheby's, 15 December 1896 ( Lot 273); S. H. Nazeby Harrington (b. 1862), Birkenhead, UK. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. 53995). William P. Chapman, Jr; bequeathed to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1957.  


Paper size:204 x 327 mm  
Plate mark size:175 x 303 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:some dots at edges  
Print note:burr on near pale lower right  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (faint)  
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:'HNH' circular stamp recto and verso (S. H. Nazeby Harrington, Lugt 1337, 1348 or 1349); 'wpc jr' recto  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 53995' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.