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Inscription

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

Provenance

(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.  

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 155, i/iv.
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. 174, state i/v.
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