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Inscription

center right in plate: I am Flow.; lower right in plate: [the artist's butterfly]; center left edge in graphite by unknown hand [vertical]: 5179

Provenance

(Frederick Keppel & Co., New York); 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
1978
Artists and Their Circles, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1978
1982
Whistler’s World: The Master’s Etchings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1982, no. 26
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 110.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, A Catalogue Raisonné. Scotland: University of Glasgow, 2012, no. 136, xi/xi. http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk