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on plate: (butterfly); lower left on the verso: 20 (circled); title and Wedmore number at lower right on the verso; by later hands: [butterfly imp.] / K149 II of 3


(H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, stock nos. a 38970, 59640). Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by H. B. Livingston, 1910 . 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.
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 149, ii/iii.
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. 156, state ii/iv.
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