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Little Arthur

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.227
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Probably acquired from Whistler by Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., New York, through T. W. Dewing, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI (receipts, 7 amd 9 November 1898) ; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:103 x 75 mm  
Plate mark size:82 x 56 mm  
Note on size:small margins; plate cut down after third state  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:little debris - even distribution  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:very faint foul biting in the foreground at the right  
Print note:clear, lightly inked print  


Whistler's sign on plate:'JW'  
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:ms FGA folder sheet: S.H. in pencil: "Trial" in red pencil on margin. Erased March 29th, 1924. Freer wrote in pencil, verso: W 13 Trial proof before the name. Unidentified and Illegible writing in pencil on top proper right edge, verso. Veritype inscription in pencil, verso: 98.227. M. Smith wrote in pencil, verso: K. 9; Martha Smith records the previous existence of inscriptions "S.H." in graphite and "Trial" in red pencil. Those notations were erased 1924.03.29.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W13 Trial proof before the nam' on verso by C. noL. Freer; illegible graphite inscription at upper right on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.