Lower right: Meyer von Bremen / Berlin
1887, probably the estate of the artist [see note 1]. Frank Gair Macomber (b. 1849 - d. 1941), Boston (?) [see note 2]. 1968, by inheritance from his mother to Erwin Starr (b. 1917 - d. 2002) and his wife, Helen G. Starr (b. 1922 - d. 2002), Boston and Key Biscayne, FL; 1981, gift of Erwin and Helen Starr to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981) NOTES:  This was probably one of two paintings entitled "Erwartung" ("Expectation") lent by the estate of the artist to a special exhibition of his work at the Royal National Gallery, Berlin, May 22 - June 3, 1887, according to Rudolph Meyer-Bremen (letter of January 28, 2007).  According to a label on the reverse of the panel bearing Macomber's name.
Gift of Erwin and Helen Starr