James A. WHISTLER, The unsafe tenement Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The unsafe tenement [L' habitation dangereuse] 1858
Collection Title: Douze eaux-fortes d'après nature [Twelve etchings after nature] (French set) 1858
Title Notes: Before publication this etching was known as "The Old Farm".
Page: no.4
Place made: Alsace, France
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching. Support: light-weight cream Japanese paper, laid onto medium-weight white machine made wove paper
Edition State: 3rd state of 4
Edition: edition of 70: 20 sets issued in Paris, 50 sets issued in London
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1858-11-

Edition Notes: proofs by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( Untied States: 1834- Great Britain, 1903) printed by DELATRE, Auguste ( France, Paris: 1822-1907) at Rue St. Jacques.171 Paris
Primary Insc: signed l.r, on plate "Whistler".
Secondary Insc: Inscribed l.l, on plate" Imp Delatre.Rue St Jacques.171".
Tertiary Insc: verso: octagonal adhesive museum label l.l " M.F.A/ BA/ 663"; oval museum stamp c., in blue ink " Boston Athenaeum ".
Dimensions: plate-mark 15.8 h x 22.6 w cm sheet 30.8 h x 43.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 17
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.414.6
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.