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Little Arthur

British Museum
Accession no: 1872-07-13-396
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:'Little Arthur, seated' bought from 'Mr Thomas' - probably Edmund Thomas (1842-1883) - by the British Museum, London, 13 July 1872.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49091  


Paper size:148 x 115 mm  
Plate mark size:82 x 56 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Examination prevented as the etching is 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 tone, although the face and collar have been left cleaner.  
Note on foul biting:There is light pitting in the foreground.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue. St [superscript 't'] Jacques. 171.'  
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:none on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.