Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page


The Little Mast

British Museum
Accession no: 1931-07-21-44
State: 8/8

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Hans Velten (1857?-1930); bequeathed to the British Museum, London, 1931.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50874  


Paper size:267 x 184 mm  
Plate mark size:265 x 184 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:slightly darkened  
Watermarks:partial watermark, possibly Strasburg Lily  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light residual tone, mostly at edges  
Note on foul biting:A lot of dots and flecks around the children; an effect like a tide-line aong the bottom left edge.  
Print note:the ink appears very dark brown  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:butterfly 'imp'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1888/90s; tab 40-50mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'16' on verso; 'D / co / -' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.