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Inscription

upper center in graphite: butterfly signature; lower right verso in graphite: Sketch by J. McNeil Whistler at / Mrs. McNay's, Upper Groove, S.Norwood / 14 March 1882; lower left cross in graphite: Upper Grove/ 14 March 82; upper center in graphite: 46; lower left in graphite: a58639/ not deciphered; lower right in graphite: 3543

Marks and Labels

upper center verso in black ink: LRJ (Lessing J. Rosenwald) stamp; upper center verso in black ink: HNH (S.H. Nazeby Harrington) stamp; lower left verso in black ink: NGA/LJR stamp

Provenance

S.H. Nazeby Harrington (L.1348), LJR (L. Supp.1760b)

Bibliography
1991
Wadley, Nicholas. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing. London, 1991: no. 84b.
1995
MacDonald, Margaret F. James McNeill Whistler Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995.