on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; by later hands across verso: 2; 11; 1878; lower center by Harold Wright: Furnace Nocturne K213 VI (the VI superscript)
Bought on 31 March 1927 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.
Associated NamesRosenwald, Lessing Julius
- 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. 213, vi/vii.
- 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. 208, state not listed.