Signed "G.P.A. Healy/1854" in red paint on the horizontal crossbar on the back of the sitter's easel.
Canvas stamp, verso: Boulevard Montmartre, 8. DEFORGE, Md. de Couleurs A PARIS.
The artist; to Morey family; decended in family to Mrs. M.W. Mather, Robert L. Smith, and Charles P. Smith, Methuen, Mass., great-niece and great-nephews of the sitter; to MFA, 1921, purchased for $150.
Ellen Kelleran Gardner Fund