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on plate: (butterfly); in graphite a lower left on the recto: butterfly imp.; by later hands, lower centre on the recto: Very rare; lower left on verso: W125 1st; lower centre right by Harold Wright: K.155 I Battersea Dawn


(H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, stock no. a 34603). Henry Harper Benedict [1844-1935], New York, (Lugt 1298). 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. 155, i/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. 174, state i/v.
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