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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); lower right on the verso: (butterfly) imp; lower left on verso: a 44554; a (number erased); upper left on the verso: Towpath

Provenance

(H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, stock no. a 44554); purchased July 30, 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. 254.
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. 325, only state.
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