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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: (next to) D


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.

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. 164, iv/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.177, state vi/vii.
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