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Inscription

on plate: [butterfly]; lower left on the verso: 4; on tab: [butterfly of 1888/1889]

Provenance

A.J. Parsons [1857-1935], (Lugt sup. 138b). Theodore de Witt, New York.
Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to NGA, 1943.  

Exhibition History
1953
Whistler's Prints, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1953.
1973
Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD, 1973.
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 189, v/v.
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. 218, state ix/ix.
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