Signature: In graphite: butterfly monogram and 'imp' dating from 1886, on reserved tab; in plate: butterfly monogram, at left
Marking: Joshua Hutchinson (ca 1829-1891); Sotheby's, 3 March 1892 (lot 283), drystamp recto, lower right corner; bought by Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), London, £3.7.6. Listed by E. G. Kennedy (1910) as owned by Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York.
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 215.
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. 218 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. 226, p. 281.
Alastair Grieve Whistler's Venice. New Haven and London, 2000, fig. no. 105, pp. 95, 97, 176.
Margaret F. MacDonald Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice. Aldershot and California, 2001, pp. 95, 128.
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. 226 v/ix.