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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.  

Exhibition History
1931
Etchings, Lithographs, Original Drawings, and Autograph Letters by James A. McNeill Whistler, The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1931.
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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