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on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; 'E/E/-' (in script); illegible inscription on the back of the tab


Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge [1845?-1924], Glasgow, (Lugt 394); (H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, stock no. a 37288). Albert W. Scholle [d. 1910], New York, (Lugt 2923a). Purchased by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to National Gallery of Art, 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. 154, ii/iv.
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. 166, state vi/xiii.
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