Upper right, on sign: The Original by John Quidor 1839 ; Reverse, before relining: John Quidor pinst New York 1839.
The artist; possibly Joseph Harrison, Jr., Collection, nineteenth century (sold Phila. Art Gals., 1912, no. 36); possibly Colgate family, New York; with Crown Auction Gallery, New York, 1943; with Victor Spark, New York, 1943; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1948, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.
Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865