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Inscription

upper left in plate: [the artist's butterfly]; lower center edge in graphite by unknown hand: 5460

Provenance

Josephine Boardman Crane, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1954; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1983
Sargent’s Contemporaries, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1983
1990
Haden, Whistler, Pennell: Three Master Printmakers in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1990, no. 43, repro
Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 175.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, A Catalogue Raisonné. Scotland: University of Glasgow, 2012, no. 182, iii/iii. http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk