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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); on tab: (butterfly) imp; by Whistler at lower left on the verso: (No 15) (the 'o' superscript); lower right on the verso: 399 (upside down); P(orD)FC(or S)

Provenance

Roland Knoedler, 1889. John H. Wrenn [1841-1911], (Lugt 1475). (Knoedler & Co., New York, stock no. 32470). Bought November 15, 1929 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.  

Exhibition History
1931
Etchings, Lithographs, Original Drawings, and Autograph Letters by James A. McNeill Whistler, The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1931.
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 399, iii/iii.
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. 396, state iii/iv.
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