Little Arthur

Print
1858 (printed and published)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker

'Little Arthur', one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, also called 'The French Set'. 1858. Published in London by J. A. Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. Signed in plate by the artist. Portrait of a little boy who sits facing us, with long hair and his hands in his lap.


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional Titles
  • Twelve Etchings from Nature (series title)
  • The French Set (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Etching on India paper
Brief Description
Etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 'Little Arthur' from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; 1858.
Physical Description
'Little Arthur', one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, also called 'The French Set'. 1858. Published in London by J. A. Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. Signed in plate by the artist. Portrait of a little boy who sits facing us, with long hair and his hands in his lap.
Dimensions
  • Height: 5.8cm
  • Width: 5.1cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
‘Whistler’ (Signed in plate bottom left)
Object history
Wedmore 13, 3rd state; Kennedy 9, 4th state
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No. 13.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No. 9.
Collection
Accession Number
19810

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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