Lower right, on rocks: J F Cropsey/1845; Reverse, before relining: the Valley of the Housatonic, Kent, Conn.
1945, the artist; 1947, purchased by William Watt, New York, from the National Academy of Design Exhibition. 1944, with Kende Galleries, New York; 1944, with A. Frederick Mondschein, New York; 1944, with Newhouse Galleries, New York; 1944, sold by Newhouse Galleries to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)
Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865