|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||229 x 154 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left (8-final)|
|Set/Publication:||'Second Venice Set', 1886|
|No. of States:||11|
|Catalogues:||K.198; M.195; W.164|
|Impressions taken from this plate (40)|
5: W. Dowdeswell to Whistler, [March/April 1886], GUW #08680; MacDonald 2001[more], pp.120-122.
Three impressions were printed by Whistler and delivered on 2 April, one on 31 July and two on 21 September 1886. 6 Whistler kept a proof of each new state, including the impression of the seventh state reproduced below.
6: W. Dowdeswell to Whistler, GUW #00863, #00871, #00874.
7: GUW #00878, #00887.
Although the print did not rely on surface tone as much as some prints, some impressions were carefully wiped, with more tone at the bottom than at the top of the plate (). Impressions were usually trimmed to the platemark leaving a tab for the butterfly signature and 'imp.' to show that Whistler had printed them. Judging both by the recorded printing of the 'Second Venice Set', and the style of butterfly on the tab, most impressions were printed between October 1886 and February 1887 (see , reproduced above; , , ).
8: Whistler to Dowdeswell and Sons, GUW #13648, #13649.