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Inscription

center left on stone: [the artist's butterfly]; lower left edge in graphite by unknown hand: W.73; lower right edge in graphite by unknown hand: K.86; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: W.73 AF99

Marks and Labels

stamped lower left verso in brown ink: [RBP monogram]

Provenance

the artist, London, England; Rosalind Birnie Philip (the artist's sister-in-law), London, England; Jack and Margrit Vanderryn, Bethesda, Maryland; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2003; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1896
Way, Thomas Robert. Mr. Whistler's Lithographs: The Catalogue. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1896; New York: H. Wunderlich & Co., 1905, no. 73.
1998
Stratis, Harriet K., and Martha Tedeschi, eds. The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, vol. 1. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1998, pp. 319-323, no. 103, iii/iii.