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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); on sheet in lower margin: (butterfly); lower left on recto: 604; lower right on recto: W137 / X[?]

Provenance

(H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, stock no. a 38305). Albert W. Scholle [d. 1910], New York, (Lugt 2923a). Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to NGA, 1943.

Exhibition History
1931
Etchings, Lithographs, Original Drawings, and Autograph Letters by James A. McNeill Whistler, The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1931.
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 167, v/vi.
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. 164, state vi/viii.
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