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Little Arthur

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © New York Public Library  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:814 x 193 mm  
Plate mark size:81 x 55 mm  
Note on size: an additional 19mm has been turned under at bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:fine  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:small spots and scrapes  
Print note:Appears slightly brown on this paper; curious rubbed out shading in the background  


Whistler's sign on plate: 'Whistler' (JW not visible)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue. St. Jacques. 171.'  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Arthur Haden -'  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'1st state very rare 33' and '13² [underscored] on verso ; 'Before plate was cut' on recto below platemark.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.