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Inscription

lower right butterfly signature; center verso in ink: A.E. Gallatin; center verso in graphite (circled): 1397; lower left verso in graphite: A. 3170; lower center in graphite (across): 1-; lower right in graphite: (had sold for 70 gb/ bsc rsc(?); lower right in graphite (upside down): p314

Marks and Labels

right center in black chalk: Whistler signature; upper right verso in black ink: LRJ stamp; lower left verso in black ink: NGA stamp

Provenance

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: fig. 20, p. 23.
1995
MacDonald, Margaret F. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1995, no. 685.
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