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The "Adam and Eve". Old Chelsea: P.81-1959

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The "Adam and Eve". Old Chelsea


Printmaker: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill
Printer: Hogarth & Son



Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959-05) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


Production date: AD 1879 : Published in 1879


Second state, proof

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 175 mm Width 302 mm
Sheet Height 311 mm Width 445 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: butterfly

  • Location: Image upper left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram

Inscription present: underlined

  • Text: Proof
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Edition
  • Text: à mon ami P.G. Hamerton. J. Mc Neill Whistler
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Dedication
  • Text: "Old Chelsea"
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Title

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.81-1959
Primary reference Number: 10218
Wedmore (Whistler): 144
Mansfield: 172 II
Kennedy: 175 II
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 February 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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