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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; lower right on the verso: W1.90; lower left on verso by Harold Wright: K.220 II (the II superscript); lower right on the verso: c/gh/ (in script, mostly erased)

Provenance

(Colnaghi's, London, stock no. c 18403). H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 77666). Purchased April 5, 1928 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.  

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 220, ii/ii.
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. 210, state iii/iii.
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