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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); on tab: butterfly 'imp.'; lower right on verso: c.11494' ; 'R 2730' (upside down)

Provenance

Purchased 14 January 1928 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to NGA, 1943.  

Exhibition History
1995
Prints by James McNeill Whistler and His Contemporaries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995.
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 210, viii/viii.
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. 194, state xv/xv.
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