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The Unsafe Tenement

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 96.035.008
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Anonymous Gift.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance:Emma Regina Martin (1921-2009). Acquired by Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1996.  


Paper size:184 x 277 mm  
Plate mark size:158 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:thin tissue, slightly glossy and golden  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:overall light tone  
Note on foul biting:texture upper left and right; extensive foul biting at bottom  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' ('s' reversed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
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:'ERM' pen script on verso (E.R. Martin)  
Dealers' stock nos:'3147/30' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.