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on plate: VENDITA CARNA; on tab: butterfly 'imp'; lower left on verso: a 42029' / W.181


Sold by Whistler to the Royal Collection, Windsor, 12 September 1882, (Lugt 2535), Lugt Lugt 2921h). Probably Agnew's, London; H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 42029). Bought by 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. 211, i/ii.
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. 199, state ii/iii.
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