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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; lower left on the verso (deaccessioned from the Art Institute of Chicago): AIC/24656; lower left on the verso: ix-; lower left on verso: a 35.397

Provenance

John H. Wrenn [1841- 1911], Chicago, (Lugt 1475). Art Institute of Chicago (acc. No. 35.397); de-accessioned. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York. Purchased November 7, 1929 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); 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. 242, 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. 259, state ii/ii.
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