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Inscription

lower right in plate: [the artist's butterfly]

Marks and Labels

stamped lower center verso in black ink: F.B.B. [circled]

Provenance

Frank B. Bristow, Falls Church, VA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1968; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 173.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, A Catalogue Raisonné. Scotland: University of Glasgow, 2012, no. 167, iii/iii. http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk