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Inscription

on plate: (2 butterflies); on tab: (butterfly) imp; lower left on the verso: Wheelwright; lower right on the verso: 4; lower right on the verso: 500oo (the oo superscript); lower right on verso: (DD 772)

Provenance

Bought on 14 January 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. 233, v/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. 240, state ix/ix.
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