1858, John Blake, Esq., Aigburth, near Liverpool; March 13, 1858, Blake sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 79, sold to Rippe for 66 guineas. 1870, Charles Adolphus (b. 1841-d. 1907), 7th Earl of Dunmore, Dunmore Park, Scotland; May 13, 1870, Earl of Dunmore sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 17, to Arthur Cunliffe for £236.50 [see note 1]; June 20, 1924, Cunliffe sale, Christie's, London, lot 163, sold to Ascher (probably Asscher, Koetser, and Welker, London) [see note 2]. 1925, Paul Bottenwieser, Berlin [see note 3]. 1925, Galerie van Diemen and Co., Berlin; 1925, sold by Van Diemen to Mrs. Henry J. Pierce, New York; 1937, sold by Mrs. Pierce to Edwin Hale Abbot, Jr. (b. 1881 - d. 1966), Cambridge, MA and Ventnor, NJ; 1952, gift of Edwin Hale Abbot, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 11, 1952) NOTES:  Unless otherwise noted, this provenance information is taken from Seymour Slive, Jacob van Ruisdael: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, Drawings, and Etchings (New Haven and London, 2001), cat. no. 323, p. 261.  That it was sold to Ascher is according to Slive 2001 (as above, n. 1). According to information annotated on a photograph of the painting, on file at the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, the painting was with Asscher, Koetser and Welker in 1926 (sic).  According to information annotated on a photograph of the painting on file at the Witt Library, as above, n. 2.
Gift of Edwin H. Abbot, Jr. in memory of his father Edwin H. Abbot