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The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea

Kupferstich-Kabinett der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Accession no: A 1919-279
State: 3/3

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Provenance:Woldemar von Seidlitz (1850-1922), Dresden; given to the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, 1919.  


Paper size:205 x 337 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:thick  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even plate tone, slightly darker along left margin, some tone in shadows  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:the 'pitting' in the foreground appears to have been drawn, not foul-bitten  


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:verso centre brown round stamp of the Kupferstichkabinett, Lugt 1616  
Dealers' stock nos:'2157' on verso lower right  
Misc inscriptions by others:'"Adam & Eve" Chelsea' recto lower margin centre; verso lower left '152'; '4/4/.' recto pencil lower right corner; 'lv / - / -' verso lower right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.