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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.

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