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Inscription

upper left in plate: [the artist's butterfly]; lower right in graphite by unknown hand: 7215; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: a53714

Provenance

Julius Garfinckel, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1938; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1952
Whistler, Hunter Gallery of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1952
1982
Whistler’s World: The Master’s Etchings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1982, no. 29
1983
Sargent's Contemporaries, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1983, no. 29
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 175.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, A Catalogue Raisonné. Scotland: University of Glasgow, 2012, no. 182, iii/iii. http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk