Lower left: T H. Rousseau
Possibly with Samuel Putnam Avery (b. 1822 - d. 1904), New York [see note 1]. Possibly with Vose Galleries, Boston [see note 2]. Clara Bertram Kimball, Boston; by inheritance to her husband, David P. Kimball (d. 1923), Boston [see note 3]; 1923, bequest of Mrs. David P. Kimball to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 6, 1923) NOTES:  On the reverse of the painting, in pencil, is a number identified by Charles C. Cunningham as possibly the mark of Samuel Putnam Avery (b. 1822 - d. 1904), a New York art dealer. It is not known for certain whether his gallery is associated with this stock number, or whether it played a role in the importation and sale of this painting.  On the reverse of the painting is mark identified by Cunningham (as above, n. 1) as possibly coming from Vose Galleries, Boston, but this has not been verified.  David P. Kimball first lent this painting to the MFA in 1921.
Bequest of Mrs. David P. Kimball