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Inscription

left center printed in black ink: [the artist's butterfly]; lower left support in graphite by unknown hand: To my friend Mr. Frederick S. Church- / C.L. Freer. / Detroit, August 7th 1890 -; lower left support in graphite by unknown hand: A94508 / W.30. MK 32821

Provenance

(Knoedler & Co., New York, NY); purchased through the Mary E. Maxwell Fund by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1896
Way, Thomas Robert. Mr. Whistler's Lithographs: The Catalogue. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1896.
1998
The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler: A Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998: vol. 1, 29.