"The Adam and Eve, Old Chelsea," 1878, etching by James McNeill Whistler. Published London: Hogarth, 1878.
Signed: butterfly (artist's symbol)
Image of beached boats on the Chelsea riverbank of the Thames River at low tide. The "Adam and Eve," the nearest gabled building pictured, was a public house by the river that was eventually demolished to make way for the Chelsea Embankment.
Reference: Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock, James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow, 2012, on-line website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. Catalogue number G182.
|Title||The Adam and Eve, Old Chelsea|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Creator||Whistler, James McNeill|
|Dimensions||H-7 W-12 inches|
|Credit line||Max B. and Lalla B. Arnstein Collection|