Lower left, on rock: T.D. 1834
1847, possibly bought by Henry Codman (1789-1853) from framemaker William Y. Balch, Boston ; 1853, by descent to his son, John Amory Codman (1824-1886), Boston; 1886, by descent to his daughter, Martha Codman (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik (1858-1948), Newport, R.I.; 1848, by inheritance to her husband, Maxim Karolik (1893-1963), Newport, R.I.;1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 13, 1964)  A bill found in the Codman family papers reads: "Boston, June 30, 1847 Mr. H. Codman/ bought of William Y. Balch/ looking glass, portrait and picture-frame manufactory/ no. 10 Tremont Row/ 3 paintings by Doughty $105.00 Rec'd payt. William Y. Balch." Mr. Codman owned four paintings by Doughty, so it is not certain that "Romantic Landscape with a Temple" was one of the three purchased on this occasion.
Bequest of Maxim Karolik