|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||127 x 204 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left|
|Set/Publication:||'Second Venice Set', 1886|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.215; M.212; W.185|
|Impressions taken from this plate (32)|
Third states - that is, impressions that were printed before publication in 1886 - include impressions in brown ink on cream () and ivory laid paper (), and in black ink on ivory laid paper (), plus one in greenish black ink on 'antique' (pre-1800) ivory laid paper ().
11: American Art Association, Masterpieces of Engraving and Etching ... Collection of Henry Graves, Jr., New York City, Anderson Art Galleries, New York, 3 April 1936 (lot. no. 84).
Some impressions were printed in black ink on ivory laid western paper () and tan Asian laid (). Many are in dark brown ink, on papers including ivory Japanese () and buff Japanese laid () and various western laid papers: buff (, , ) and ivory (, ), ivory with the watermark of a Strasbourg Lily over 'LVG' (), 'antique' laid (, ), and a light-weight cream laid paper ().
12: Whistler to W. Dowdeswell, GUW #08717.