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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); on board above shop at right: W. JONES; on window: 2; on newspaper advertising board: AMBER; on tab: (butterfly) imp; on verso lower left: MK 30675; on verso, lower center: Bird Cages - Chelsea; lower right: 198

Provenance

(Knoedler & Co., New York). 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. 276.
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. 297, state i/ii.
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