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Inscription

lower left on the recto: butterfly imp.; lower left on recto: 3558 (circled); lower left on verso: 17116; lower right on the recto (may be by Whistler): at lower centre on the recto (looks a bit like Pennell's hand): Miss Elinor Leyland; Elinor Leyland

Provenance

Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge [1845?-1924], Glasgow, (Lugt 394). Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to NGA, 1943.  

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 109, iii/vii.
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. 137, state iv/viii.
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