Signature: In plate: butterfly monogram; Graphite: butterfly (not by Whistler, according to Glasgow)
Harris Brisbane Dick; Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
Kennedy 169 iv/iv; Glasgow 178 iv/iv;
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 165.
Edward Guthrie Kennedy, Royal Cortissoz The Etched Work of Whistler: illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates. The Grolier Club, 1910, cat. no. 169 iv/iv.
Katharine A. Lochnan The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Ex. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 14–November 11, 1984; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, November 24, 1984–January 13, 1985. Yale University Press, Art Gallery of Ontario, New Haven, 1984, cat. no. 172, p. 280.
Margaret F. MacDonald, 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, cat. no. 178 iv/iv.
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)Date: 1854–55Medium: Drawings in pen and ink, graphite, gouache, and black chalk on off-white and toned wove and laid paperAccession: 1970.121.19 versoOn view in:Not on view