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The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Accession no: P.81-1959
State: 3/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Guy John Fenton Knowles (1879-1959) to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, May 1959.  


Paper size:311 x 445 mm  
Plate mark size:175 x 302 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:heavy weight, 'antique' possibly Dutch  
Watermarks:'1814/2' (Stratis 325)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even tone  
Note on foul biting:at the bottom  
Print note:Impression in warm black ink with burr- it appears brown on that paper.  


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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Proof' and 'a mon ami P. G. Hamerton. J. Mc Neill Whistler - / "Old Chelsea"' on recto, possibly by Whistler, or possibly copied from Whistler  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.