|Size:||81 x 54 (K5) 57 x 48 mm|
|Signed:||'J.W.' at lower left (1-3); 'Whistler' at lower right (2-3); removed (4); 'Whistler' at lower left (4).|
|Inscribed:||'Imp. Delatre. Rue. St. Jacques. 171.' at lower left (3)|
|Set/Publication:||'French Set', 1858|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.9; M.7; T.8; W.13|
|Impressions taken from this plate (61)|
Lochnan suggests that Whistler's etching was drawn during his convalescence at the Hadens' house in Sloane Street, London, in February or March 1858 (he left for Paris in early April). 1 In April 1858, Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) etched a profile portrait of his five year old son Arthur, which looks very like his appearance in Whistler's etching. 2 The two portraits may well have been done at the same time.
1: Lochnan 1984, pp. 25-27, 57.
2: H. N. Harrington, The Engraved Work of Seymour Haden, an Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue, Liverpool, 1910 (cat. no. 7).