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


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
Etchings, Lithographs, Original Drawings, and Autograph Letters by James A. McNeill Whistler, The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1931.
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 60.
MacDonald, Margaret F., Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock.James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné. University of Glasgow on-line website at University of Glasgow, 2012: no. 63, only state.
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