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Inscription

upper left image printed in black ink: [the artist's butterfly]; lower left in graphite by unknown hand: W80 / MK 32882; lower right in graphite by unknown hand: C - 2887 / 4 4; lower center verso in graphite by unknown hand: DK

Marks and Labels

lower verso collector's stamp in black ink of Frank B. Bistow: F.B.B. [Lugt L.982a]; lower left verso collector's stamp in brown ink: EB [circled twice], [not in Lugt]

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
1896
Way, Thomas Robert. Mr. Whistler's Lithographs: The Catalogue. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1896.