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The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Accession no: 568'04
State: 3/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:One of 15 etchings purchased and presented by the Trustees of the Public Picture Gallery Fund, Birmingham, June 1904.  


Paper size:230 x 354 mm  
Plate mark size:176 x 304 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:light weight, not very fine, flecked with dark fibres, contains filler (brittle and crackly)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light even tone.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting throughout  
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 ['S' back to front; 'T' looks like 'P'] / 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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W144 / K175 II The Adam and Eve, Chelsea' on recto, at lower left.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.