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Inscription

upper left on stone: [the artist's butterfly]; lower left edge in graphite by unknown hand: W80 / MK 32882; lower right edge in graphite by unknown hand: C - 2887 / 4 4; lower center verso in graphite by unknown hand: DK

Marks and Labels

stamped lower verso in black ink: F.B.B. [circled]; stamped lower left verso in brown ink: EB [circled]

Provenance

Frank B. Bristow, Falls Church, VA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1968; 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. 80.
1998
Stratis, Harriet K., and Martha Tedeschi, eds. The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, vol. 1. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1998, pp. 185-188, no. 51, ii/ii.