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Inscription

lower left in plate: (butterfly); lower right in plate: Venice; on tab: (butterfly); by later hand lower section on the verso: [5?]; 139 (in semi-circle); 10

Provenance

Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by Henry Studdy Theobald [1847-1934], 1910. Bought on 15 March 1928 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.  

Exhibition History
2005
"Whistler - Music", Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, 2005.
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 212, i/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. 211, state i/viii.
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