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Inscription

(butterfly); by later hands: lower left on the recto: W.91; center on recto: The Velvet Dress; lower centre on the verso: No. 3; lower right on the verso: (C)94

Provenance

Sir John Day [1826-1908], London, (Lugt 526). (H. Wunderlich & Co., New York). Theodore de Witt (according to an inscription on the mat), (not in Lugt). Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to NGA, 1943.

Exhibition History
1994
James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994-1995, no. 75.
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 105, iv/v.
1994
James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. Tate Gallery, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994-1995: no. 75.
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. 120, state v?/vii.
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