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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.

Exhibition History
1931
Etchings, Lithographs, Original Drawings, and Autograph Letters by James A. McNeill Whistler, The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1931.
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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