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Inscription

on plate lower left: Whistler. - / Dec. 1859. / Paris de la Galerie d'Ap; on paper: (butterfly signature)

Provenance

John W. Wilson, (Lugt 2581); (Sotheby's, sale 22 April 1887, lot 196). Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge [1845?-1924], Glasgow, (Lugt 394). (H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, purchased 1903, stock no. a 42189). John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook; gift to NGA, 1988.

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 60.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret F., Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock.James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné. University of Glasgow on-line website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. University of Glasgow, 2012: no. 63, only state.
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