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The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 3/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:310 x 403 mm  
Plate mark size:175 x 298 mm  
Note on size:uneven edge at bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:brown even overall tone, more at bottom right  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:warm black ink, not a particularly good 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:'butterfly imp.' in pencil on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'The "Adam & Eve" - Old Chelsea -' possibly by Whistler on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:large pencil butterfly of 1879/81  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.