German inscriptions tell us that Jacob Mahser was born 8 June 1838 in Upper Manheim North, PA, and baptised 24 June 1838.
Elie Nadelman, Lancaster, PA; by 1948, Mrs. Nadelman, Riverdale-on-Hudson, NY; by 1964, sold by Nadelman to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 2007)
Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800-1875