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Inscription

in graphite at lower right on the recto: butterfly; possibly by Whistler at lower right on the recto: 5.

Provenance

Royal Library, Windsor, (crown symbol, pencil, Lugt 2921h). (H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, stock no. a 41978). Henry Harper Benedict [1844-1935], New York, (Lugt 2936). 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. 160.
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. 154 only state.
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