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By 1864, with H. Hasket Smith, Esq., Trowswell, Goudhurst; May 28, 1864, H. Hasket Smith sale at Christie's, London, bought in; May 9, 1896, Smith sale, Christie's, London, lot 101, to Frazer for 520 guineas. 1908, with Barnett Lewis [see note 1]; March 3, 1930, Lewis sale, Christie's, London, lot 113 to Blaker for £441. By 1933, with Dudley Tooth, London; 1933, sold by Dudley Tooth to a relative of Ogden Phipps [see note 2]; subsequently given to Phipps as a gift; acquired from Ogden Phipps by William A. Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA [see note 3]; 1993, bequest of William A. Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993) NOTES: [1] Lent by Lewis to the Franco- British Exhibition, no. 20. [2] See copy of William A. Coolidge writings in MFA curatorial file, stating that the painting was purchased by an "English relative" of Ogden Phipps and given to him as a wedding gift. [3] Coolidge acquired the painting from Phipps, according to his writings.

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Bequest of William A. Coolidge



103.8 x 139.4 cm (40 7/8 x 54 7/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas