Probably after 1852, acquired by Thomas Thompson (b. 1798 - d. 1869), Boston and New York [see note 1]; February 7, 1870, Thompson estate sale, Leeds and Miner, New York, lot 32 [see note 2]. Charles Sumner (b. 1811 - d. 1874), Boston and Washington, DC; 1874, bequeathed by Sumner to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1874) NOTES:  Although by 1844 Thompson already had an extensive art collection, an 1852 fire at Tremont Temple, Boston destroyed his collection entirely. He began to build up a new collection in 1852.  The painting was attributed at this time to Albert Cuyp, and was titled "Portrait of His Daughter." The reverse of the painting and its frame are stamped "Thompson Collection / New York - 1870 / Geo. P. Rowell." George Presbury Rowell (b. 1838 - d. 1908) of New York was Thompson's brother-in-law and later would serve as the estate executor to his sister, Thompson's widow, Elizabeth Rowell Thompson.
Bequest of Charles Sumner