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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; on the verso: upper left: 406; at center: 14; lower right: 73 [or 75]

Provenance

Henry Studdy Theobald [b. 1847], London, (Lugt 1376). Purchased July 7, 1928 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia; gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.  

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 235, iii/iii.
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. 241, state iv/iv.
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