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Inscription

lower left in plate just below image: Imp. Lemercier & Cie. Paris.; lower center in plate just below image: (Tiré à 25.); lower right in plate within image: Manet; lower right in plate just below image: No. 17 (numeral in graphite); lower center in plate: Féroce & rose avec du feu dans sa prunelle, / Effronté, saoul, divin, c'est lui Polichinelle! / Théodore de Banville.; by later hand, lower center in graphite: epreuve ancien très rare

Provenance

Lessing J. Rosenwald; gift to NGA, 1947.

Exhibition History
1982
Manet and Modern Paris, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1982, no. 40.
1995
Prints by James McNeill Whistler and His Contemporaries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995.
1997
Building a Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997-1998, no. 17.
Bibliography
1970
Harris, Jean C. Edouard Manet, graphic works; a definitive catalogue raisonne. New York: Collector's Editions, 1970.