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on plate: (2 butterflies); on tab: (butterfly) imp; lower right on verso: DD556- ; lower center verso: a2; Wedmore number at upper left on the verso; lower right on the verso: 400- at


Purchased June 30, 1927 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.  

Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 236.
MacDonald, Margaret F., Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock.James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné. University of Glasgow on-line website at University of Glasgow, 2012, no. 244, state ii/ii.
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