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Inscription

on plate:(butterfly); on recto bottom right by later hand: 8

Provenance

Tracy Dows [b. 1871], New York (Lugt 2427); (probably sold through M. Knoedler, New York, 1911); Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b-c), purchased 1928; gift to NGA, 1943.  

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 153, iv/v.
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. 172, state v/vi.
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