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Little Arthur

British Museum
Accession no: 1872-07-13-429
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo ¬© Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Bought from 'Mr Thomas' - probably Edmund Thomas (1842-1883) - by the British Museum, London, 13 July 1872.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49097  


Paper size:146 x 111 mm  
Plate mark size:59 x 50 mm  
Other size:57 x 48 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine coll√© (possibly on wove - no laid lines evident from recto)  
Note on the paper:full 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 medium print tone, with the plate wiped more cleanly on the face and collar.  
Note on foul biting:There is minor foul biting around the edges.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
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):no  
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.