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Inscription

on plate: (butterly); on tab: butterfly 'imp.'; by later hands on verso lower left: 59328; center: 4188; L / S / 91; lower right: Nox

Provenance

Jules Gerbeau [d. 1906], Paris. Lawrence W. Hodson [1864-1933], Wolverhampton (Lugt 1774a). Courtland Field Bishop [1870-1935], New York, (Lugt 2770b supplement). H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 59328). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia; gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.  

Exhibition History
2003
"Whistler and His Circle in Venice", The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; The Grolier Club, New York, 2003, no. 60.
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 207, x/xi.
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. 202, state xviii/xix.
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