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Inscription

lower right in plate: [the artist's butterfly]; lower left in graphite: [the artist's butterfly] imp.; lower center verso in graphite by unknown hand: 11; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: V8A-

Provenance

Margaret Coughlan, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2004; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 186.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, A Catalogue Raisonné. Scotland: University of Glasgow, 2012, no. 216, ii/iv. http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk