Anonymous collection, Italy. Frank Gair Macomber (b. 1849 - d. 1941), Boston; sold by Macomber to Peck, Brookline, MA; sold by Peck (?) to Eugene Bernat, Milton, MA [see note 1]; February 21, 1944, Bernat sale, Hale's Auction Rooms, Boston, lot 165, as " School of Avignon," and bought by MFA for $181.50. (Accession Date: March 9, 1944) NOTES:  Eugene Bernat was an expert restorer and consultant in the carte of tapestries and was associated with the MFA from 1905-1940; his three sons, Eugene, Paul, and George A. were frequent donors to the MFA. It is not clear whether Eugene Bernat is father or son.
Painting Department Special Fund and Samuel Putnam Avery Fund
76.5 x 46.4 cm (30 1/8 x 18 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tempera and oil on panel