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Inscription

center right in brown ink: butterfly signature; on verso printed lettering crossed out; in pen & brown ink: Charley Le Coq de Lautreppe / from his friend Fred Lawless / 3 June 1883; lower right in graphite, 5970 (circled)

Marks and Labels

lower left verso in black ink: LRJ stamp; lower left verso in black ink: NGA/LRJ 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
1995
MacDonald, Margaret F. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1995, no. 895.
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