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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly); lower left on verso: butterfly (upside down); on tab: butterfly imp.; on tab: butterfly of 1886

Provenance

Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by Mrs H. O. Havemeyer, 1910; Collection of Mr. James Watson Webb [1884-1960] and Mrs. Electra Havemeyer Webb [1888-1960], Los Angeles and Vermont; gift to NGA 1942.

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 197, v/ix.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret F., Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock.James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné. University of Glasgow on-line website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. University of Glasgow, 2012: no. 237, state vi/xvii.
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