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Inscription

possibly, but falsely, lower center left, with James McNeill Whistler's butterfly mark

Provenance

Purchased c. 1916 at auction by (Albert du Vannes, New York); purchased 30 January 1928 by Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1929
Exhibition of Drawings, Paintings, and Prints of Children, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1929, no. 37, as Girl in White by James McNeill Whistler.
1929
Loan Collection, Children--Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture by Old and Modern Masters, Marie Sterner Galleries, New York, 1929, no. 36, as Girl in White by James McNeill Whistler.
1937
An Exhibition of American Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, The Union League Club, New York, 1937, no. 28, as Girl in White by James McNeill Whistler.
Bibliography
1965
Paintings other than French in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 41, repro.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 122, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 258, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 380, repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 322-323, repro.