Boston Public LibraryJames McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings / American Artists
The "Adam and Eve," old Chelsea
- The "Adam and Eve," old Chelsea
At the right, bordering the beach of the Thames at old Chelsea, is a row of picturesque buildings, beyond which rises the dark tower of a church, surmounted by a flagpole. On the beach, a rowboat and a number of barges, some with furled sails, lie stranded, and in front a man is standing. Foliage bounds the distance at the left. The third building away, in which are three large square windows, bears the sign, "The Adam and Eve. Wine and Spirit Estab." Upon a square building beyond appear, "Old Ferry Wharf. J. Johnson Coal Merchant."
- Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings
Piers & wharves
England > Thames (river)
England > London > Chelsea
- 1 print : etching ; plate mark 18 x 31 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Kennedy: K. 175
Additional information accompanying item: First use of the butterfly.
- Notes (acquisition):
Gift; CLD; December 1917
- Notes (date):
Date supplied by cataloger based on similar item.
This date is inferred.
- Notes (citation):
Kennedy, Edward G. (Edward Guthrie). "The etched work of Whistler ; compiled, arranged and described by Edward G. Kennedy, with an introduction by Royal Cortissoz." Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978, San Francisco.
- Notes (object):
The butterfly is in the sky over the church tower, and there are cross-lines on the trees at the left. The stern of the second boat, or barge, with a sail, at the left, is shaded with short oblique lines. Heavier shading is added on the stern of the barge, or scow, with no sail, which is at the right of the group of boats.