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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 1962.20.34
Object Name Print
Description "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
Date 1878
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Whistler, James McNeill
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique etching
Dimensions H-7 W-12 inches
Credit line Max B. and Lalla B. Arnstein Collection
Subjects Chelsea
Thames River
public house