James A. WHISTLER, Little Arthur Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

  • France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895

Little Arthur 1857-58
Collection Title: Douze eaux-fortes d'après nature [Twelve etchings after nature] (French set) 1858
Page: no.7
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Creation Notes: published 1858
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: light-weight cream Japanese paper, laid onto medium-weight white machine wove paper
Edition State: final state of 5
Edition: edition of 70: 20 sets issued in Paris, 50 sets issued in London.
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1858-11-

Edition Notes: proofs by WHISTLER, James ( Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834- Great Britain, 1903) printed by DELATRE, Auguste ( France, Paris. 1822-1907) at Rue St. Jacques.171 Paris
Primary Insc: signed l.l., on plate (diagonally) "Whistler", not dated
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed outside plate mark on white support l.r, in pencil " 7. Little Arthur.5th state". verso: octagonal adhesive museum label l.l, blue ink "M.F.A/ B.A/ 658"; oval museum stamp, blue ink " BOSTON ATHENAEUM".
Dimensions: plate-mark 5.8 h x 5.0 w cm sheet 43.8 h x 30.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 3
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.414.9
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.