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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


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
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. 302.
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. 286, only state.
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