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Inscription

lower left printed in black ink: [the artist's butterfly]; lower left in graphite by unknown hand: K16 Hurlingham; lower right in graphite by unknown hand: 622; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: K 16. Hurlingham-; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 18

Marks and Labels

lower left verso collector's stamp in black ink of Frank B. Bistow: F.B.B. [Lugt L.982a]

Provenance

Frank B. Bristow, Falls Church, VA; bequest to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washingotn, DC, 1968; 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