Reverse, before relining: Presented to W. Willard/By his friend Francis Alexander/Mar. 12th 1870.
The artist; to W. Willard, Boston, 1870; to Marion Waterman and Helen A. Cook, Boston; to G.H. Waterman, Mt. Vernon, N.H.; Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1960; to MFA, 1962, gift of Maxim Karolik.
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865