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Inscription

on verso in graphite: RS 347

Provenance

Given by the artist to James Cralman, American war correspondent in London; bequeathed by Cralman to Sir James Shannon [1862 - 1923], London; Mrs. Lewis Hind, London; (Rosenbach Company, Philadelphia, by 1929); purchased on March 23, 1930, by Lessing Julius Rosenwald, Jenkintown, PA; gift to NGA, 1943.

Exhibition History
1995
In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James A. McNeil Whistler. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1995, 138, fig. 5:14.
2011
The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement, 1860-1900. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. London, 2011, 188, pl. 162 (exhibited in London only).
Bibliography
1983
Wilson, Simon. Beardsley. Oxford, 1983: fig. 32.
2016
Zatlin, Linda Gertner. Aubrey Beardsley: A Catalogue Raisonne. Vol. I. New Haven and London, 2016: no. 314.