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on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; lower left on verso; AIC / 24.660 (deaccessioned by the Art Institute of Chicago)


(H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, stock no. a 38988, ca 1904). John Henry Wrenn [1841-1911], Chicago; Art Institute of Chicago, 1924; deaccessioned by the Art Institute. Edward G. Kennedy, New York, (Lugt 857). Purchased November 7, 1929 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. 309.
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. 324, only state.
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