Signature: In plate: "Whistler" lower right; "Whistler" lower left
Inscription: Brown ink: "47" recto; "48" verso,
both upside down; presumably
removed from a ledger; "lime-burners (38) " in graphite, recto, not in Whistler's hand
Marking: Tracy Dows, Lugt 2427, verso
Harris Brisbane Dick, Lugt 1297, verso
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 45.
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. 46 i/ii.
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. 49, pp. 81, 86, 87, 170, 173-74, 191, 278.
Gordon Cooke James McNeill Whistler, The Embroidered Curtain. Exh. cat. The Fine Art Society, London, London, 2007, cat. no. 12.
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. 55 i/ii.