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Inscription

lower left in graphite: [the artist's butterfly] imp.; upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: Up. Venice; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: D307 / 961045 [strikethrough] / C10562 [strikethrough] / C14916; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: RSM / 17 / MS 6875

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. 205.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, A Catalogue Raisonné. Scotland: University of Glasgow, 2012, no. 232, vii/vii. http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk