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Inscription

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

Provenance

(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.

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 149, ii/iii.
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. 156, state ii/iv.
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