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on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; c.6536' at lower right on verso; lower right on the verso: 9; title at lower left on the verso; Kennedy number on the verso by Harold Wright


Mrs E. B. Holden (according to Kennedy, 1910). (Colnaghi's, London, stock no. c 6536). Henry Harper Benedict [1844-1935], New York, (Lugt 2936). Purchased June 23, 1928 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. 295.
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. 282, state i/i.
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