Until 1889, David P. Sellar, London (?); June 6, 1889 Sellar sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 83 (?) [see note 1]. Until 1906, Irving M. Scott, San Francisco; February 9, 1906, Scott sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 24, to Mary (Mrs. Edward D.) Brandegee (d. 1956), Boston [see note 2]; by inheritance to her daughter, Mrs. Martina Louise Brandegee Lawrence (d. 1959); by inheritance to her husband, James Lawrence; 1976, gift of James Lawrence to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 18, 1976) NOTES:  See Eduard Sack, "Giovambattista und Domenico Tiepolo" (Hamburg, 1910), p. 115.  Mrs. Brandegee's purchase is documented in a printed receipt (February 9, 1906), in the MFA curatorial file; also see the American Art Association sales catalogue and accompanying account in "The Sun," also available in curatorial file. From May 23 to October 10, 1907, Mrs. Brandegee deposited the picture on loan to the MFA as "Allegorical Sketch," loan number: 357.07.
Gift of James Lawrence in memory of Martina Louise Lawrence