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The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea

Kupferstichkabinett Berlin
Accession no: 144-1901
State: 3/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Kupferstichkabinett Berlin  
Provenance:Sold at auction, Amsler & Ruthardt, Berlin, to the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin, 1901, for 121.25 DM.  


Paper size:281 x 402 mm  
Plate mark size:174 x 301 mm  
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:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:generally even plate tone; some added tone to emphasise shadows  
Note on foul biting:cloud of loose pitting in sky at far left, else very clean  
Print note:  


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:  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.