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  • Little Arthur
    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903
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Little Arthur

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1858 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on India paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 1, box A

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.


1858 (printed and published)


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on India paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed in plate bottom left


Height: 5.8 cm, Width: 5.1 cm

Object history note

Wedmore 13, 3rd state; Kennedy 9, 4th state

Descriptive line

Etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 'Little Arthur' from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; 1858.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

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.


Printing ink; India paper



Subjects depicted

Portraits; Childhood




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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