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on plate: (butterfly); on recto lower right: 3; lower left on the recto: 8; lower left on the verso: Portrait of W Ridley the painter; at lower centre on the verso: 6 / mxxx-


Possibly W. Dowdeswell, London (see Lugt 799). (H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, stock no. a 65709).( Knoedler & Co., New York, stock no. 13684 MK). Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to NGA, 1943.

Exhibition History
Etchings, Lithographs, Original Drawings, and Autograph Letters by James A. McNeill Whistler, The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1931.
Music in Prints: Prints from the Rosenwald Collection, NGA, 1946, no cat.
Whistler's Prints after Fifty Years, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1953.
Musical Prints from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century, from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, NGA, 1967, no cat.
L'Incisione Europea dal XV al XX Secolo, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy, 1968. no. 254.
The Prints of James McNeill Whistler, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artmobile, 1969-1970.
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 140, iii/v.
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. 124, state iv/vii.
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