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Inscription

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

Provenance

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
1931
Etchings, Lithographs, Original Drawings, and Autograph Letters by James A. McNeill Whistler, The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1931.
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 295.
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. 282, state i/i.
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