on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; on verso by Whistler, lower left: No 4 / 1st. Proof' (the 'st' superscript); by later hands, lower left on verso: MK 30692; lower center on verso: 384
Sold by Whistler to Wunderlich & Co., 16 April 1889. Knoedler & Co., New York. Bought January 7, 1929 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.
Associated NamesRosenwald, Lessing Julius
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