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Inscription

on plate: butterfly; by later hands, lower right on the verso: 105 (in a semi-circle); L.L.O (underlined); lower left on the verso: o.cr.o (next to) D

Provenance

C. W. Dowdeswell [1832- 1915], London, (Lugt 690). (Probably acquired by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1912, stock no. a51713). Henry Harper Benedict [1844-1935)], New York, (Lugt 1298). 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. 164, iv/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.177, state vi/vii.
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