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Inscription

center left on stone: [the artist's butterfly]; lower left support in graphite by unknown hand: To my friend Mr. Frederick S. Church- / C.L. Freer. / Detroit, August 7th 1890 -; lower left support in graphite by unknown hand: A94508 / W.30. MK 32821

Provenance

Charles Lang Freer, Detroit, MI; Frederick S. Church, New York, 1890; (Knoedler & Co., New York); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1896
Way, Thomas Robert. Mr. Whistler's Lithographs: The Catalogue. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1896, no. 30.
1998
Stratis, Harriet K., and Martha Tedeschi, eds. The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, vol. 1. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1998, pp. 136-138, no. 29.