Lower left center, on sail: FHL/1853
1853, the artist; Nathaniel Silsbee, Jr. (1804-1881), Salem, Mass.; 1881, by inheritance to his wife, Marianne C. D. Silsbee (1812-1889); descended in the Silsbee family to her great-granddaughter, Marianne M. Beach, Salem, Mass. Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.
Bequest of Maxim Karolik