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Inscription

lower left plate printed in black ink: Whistler; lower right in graphite: Whistler imp.; lower right in graphite by unknown hand: Aqo34-56. 2 7 1/2 6 1/4; lower center verso in graphite by unknown hand: XII / 187

Marks and Labels

center verso collector's stamp in black ink of Henry Harper Benedict: HHB [Lugt L.1298]

Provenance

Henry Harper Benedict, New York, NY; Julius Garfinckel, Washington, DC; bequest to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1938; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The etched work of Whistler, illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates. 6 vols. New York: Grolier Club, 1910.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock..James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné.University of Glasgow, 2012. on-line website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk