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on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; lower left on verso: a 25416 (underlined), and MK 32564; lower right on verso: MK 6857


(H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, stock no. a 25416). (Knoedler & Co., New York, stock nos. 6857, 32564). Henry Harper Benedict [1844-1935], New York, (Lugt 2936). Bought 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. 258, ii/ii.
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. 290, state ii/iii.
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