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Inscription

lower right butterfly signature in graphite; lower left in plate: Whistler / Dec.1859. / Paris de la Galerie a Op.

Marks and Labels

T.J. Coolidge, Jr (L.1429)

Provenance

Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge [1845?-1924], Glasgow, (Lugt 394). Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Jr. [1863-1912], Boston, (Lugt 1429). John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook; gift to NGA, 1987.  

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 60.
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. 63, only state.
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