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Little Arthur

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 19810
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Gift of Francis Seymour Haden.  
Image credit:Photo ¬©Victoria and Albert Museum, London  
Provenance:Presented with the 12 etchings of the 'French Set' (14 including the two title pages) by Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London, to South Kensington Museum, 1 January 1861.  
Additional acq. no:EE.1A  


Paper size:n/a mm  
Plate mark size:59 x 50 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:mount stuck down so unable to examine the paper properly  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:diagonal division of tone, being darker at the lower right and lighter at the upper left  
Note on foul biting:slight foul biting around the edges  
Print note:A good impression in warm black ink; lines in the upper left background have been burnished out.  


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: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:  
Collector's mark:'NAL' black ink stamp below platemark on recto (V&A, Lugt 1957)  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.