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Inscription

upper center in graphite: butterfly signature; lower right verso in graphite: Sketch by J. McNeil Whistler at / Mrs. McNay's, Upper Groove, S.Norwood / 14 March 1882; lower left cross in graphite: Upper Grove/ 14 March 82; upper center in graphite: 46; lower left in graphite: a58639/ not deciphered; lower right in graphite: 3543

Marks and Labels

upper center verso in black ink: LRJ (Lessing J. Rosenwald) stamp; upper center verso in black ink: HNH (S.H. Nazeby Harrington) stamp; lower left verso in black ink: NGA/LJR stamp

Provenance

S.H. Nazeby Harrington (L.1348), 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
1991
Wadley, Nicholas. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing. London, 1991: no. 84b.
1995
MacDonald, Margaret F. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1995, no. 868.
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