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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; on verso by Whistler, lower left: (butterfly); lower right: The Little Nurse, / Grays Inn; lower left on verso: MK.31685; Colnaghi stock numbers erased and covered by the NGA stamp

Provenance

Henry Harper Benedict [1844-1935], New York (Lugt 2936). (Knoedler & Co., New York). 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. 302.
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. 286, only state.
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