Signed, in plate, lower right: butterfly; inscribed: Chelsea as published by the Fine Society in 1879, printed by J.S. Virtue and Co., Ltd., London
James McNeil Whistler: Works from the Dartmouth Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 9-March 13, 1988.
Alden Guild (1929-2017), Montpelier, Vermont; given to the present collection, 1979.
E. Kennedy, The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910, no. 182
H. Mansfield, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909, no. 179.
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