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Inscription

left center on stone: [the artist's butterfly]; lower left margin in graphite by unknown hand: Whistler; upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: [undeciphered] O / 5.00; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: APG15972

Marks and Labels

printed upper right in black ink: Presented with The Whirlwind, Nov. 15, 1890.

Provenance

(C. and J. Goodfriend Drawings and Prints, New York); Bud and Fran Moreland Johns, San Francisco, California, 2000; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2013; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
2013
Recent Acquisitions: American Art from the Johns Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2013-2014
Bibliography
1890
The Whirlwind 2, no. 20 (November 15, 1890).
1896
Way, Thomas Robert. Mr. Whistler's Lithographs: The Catalogue. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1896; New York: H. Wunderlich & Co., 1905, no. 27.
1998
Stratis, Harriet K., and Martha Tedeschi, eds. The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, vol. 1. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1998, pp. 152-153, no. 36.