on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; lower right on the verso: Selected Proof-; Exp- [or Esp-] (possibly by Whistler)
(Listed by E. G. Kennedy (1910) as having been owned by J. Caldwell, Pittsburgh [1882-1907]?). Bought December 6, 1928 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.
Associated NamesRosenwald, Lessing Julius
- 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. 383, v/v.
- 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. 411, state v/vii.