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Little Arthur

British Museum
Accession no: 1866-10-13-605
State: 2/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Philippe Burty (1830-1890), Paris; sold to the British Museum, London, 1866.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49099  


Paper size:151 x 102 mm  
Plate mark size:82 x 56 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:coarse, textured with dark fibre flecks. A close examination of the paper was prevented as the etching has been attached to the mount.  
Watermarks:not visible from recto  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light overall print tone; the plate was wiped more cleanly on the face and collar.  
Note on foul biting:There is light foul biting at the edges; pitting in the foreground.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' ('t' uncrossed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:none on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:none on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):none on recto  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:none on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:none on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'4' on recto, at lower right, below platemark.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.