About 1817, Benjamin West (?) (original commission); about 1817-about 1833, Otway Cave (?), (from West?) (information from back of picture, could not be documented, bought contents of West's studio); about 1833, Cave sale (?); about 1833, T.N. Wheelwright (?) (bought at Cave sale, information from back of picture, could not be documented). By 1878, Stephen Higginson Perkins; 1878, bequeathed by Stephen Higginson Perkins to the MFA [see note 1]; 1928, returned to Perkins' heirs; 1936, MFA (gift of Perkins' heirs). (Accession Date: July 7, 1936) NOTES:  reproduced in "MFA Catalogue of Paintings," 1921, p. 152, #438 (inventory number: 78.32).
Gift of the heirs of Stephen Higginson Perkins