James A. WHISTLER, The Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

  • France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895

The "Adam and Eve", old Chelsea 1879 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, Intaglio Etching and drypoint Support: Medium-weight white antique laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark [ Arms of Amsterdam (see notes)]
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1879

Edition Notes: Printed in black ink from one plate
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: Inscribed as part of image from centre l.to r. " OLD FERRY WHARF/ J JOHNSON/ COAL MERCHANT/ THE ADAM AND EVE/ WINE AND SPIRIT ESTAB".
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil" k175 1/2"; l.r, in pencil " c.33419.". verso: collector's trefoil stamp c.l , in brown ink [Cunningham]; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 59 ( encircled)".
Dimensions: plate-mark 17.4 h x 30.0 w cm sheet 21.2 h x 33.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 175
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.489
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.