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Little Arthur

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 8
Date: 1857/1858
Medium: etching
Size: 81 x 54 (K5) 57 x 48 mm
Signed: 'J.W.' at lower left (1-3); 'Whistler' at lower right (2-3); removed (4); 'Whistler' at lower left (4).
Inscribed: 'Imp. Delatre. Rue. St. Jacques. 171.' at lower left (3)
Set/Publication: 'French Set', 1858
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 61
Catalogues: K.9; M.7; T.8; W.13
Impressions taken from this plate  (61)
The copper plate has not been located. It started as 81 x 54 mm and was substantially reduced in size by Whistler, in the fourth state, to 57 x 48 mm.
Whistler rarely altered the size of his plates; in fact this is one of only three known examples, the others being St James's Street 178 and Sketch after Cecil Lawson's "Swan and Iris" 247.