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Inscription

on tab: (butterfly) imp; lower right on the verso: 2nd Proof. 1st State ('2' written over '3', 'nd' and 'st' superscript, 'st' underlined)

Provenance

Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by W. H. Bustin, Jr., 1910. Bought December 22, 1937 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia; gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 371, i/ii.
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. 387, state i/ii.
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