Lower right: Claude Monet 88
1889, Georges Petit, Paris [see note 1]; 1889, sold by Petit to M. Knoedler and Co., New York (stock no. 6301); November 1, 1890, sold by Knoedler to Doll and Richards, Boston (stock no. B2666); November 1, 1890, sold by Doll and Richards to Joseph Foxcroft Cole (b. 1837 - d. 1892), Boston [see note 2]; by inheritance to his daughter, Adelaide H. L. A. de Pelgrom Cole (b. 1868) and her husband, William Chester Chase (b. 1865) Boston; 1911, still with Chase [see note 3]. By 1927, Hannah Marcy Edwards (d. 1929), Boston [see note 4]; 1929, by inheritance to her sister, Grace M. Edwards (d. 1938), Boston; 1939, bequest of Hannah Marcy Edwards to the MFA [see note 5]. (Accession Date: October 11, 1939) NOTES:  He lent the painting to the exhibition "Claude Monet - A. Rodin," Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1889, cat. no. 124.  According to a letter from Lelia Wittler of Knoedler to Charles C. Cunningham of the MFA (November 6, 1939; in MFA curatorial file). Information about Cole's purchase of the painting is taken from a letter from A. S. McKean of Doll and Richards to Charles C. Cunningham (November 1, 1939; in MFA curatorial file). Cole lent the painting to "An Exhibition of Paintings by Claude Monet," St. Botolph Club, Boston, March 28 - April 9, 1892, cat. no. 13.  Mrs. William Chester Chase first lent the painting to the MFA in 1894; it was also lent, under her husband's name, to the exhibition "Paintings by Claude Monet, 1876 - 1907," MFA, Boston, August 1 - October 1, 1911, cat. no. 26.  Hannah Edwards lent the painting anonymously to the "Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Claude Monet, " MFA, Boston, January 11 - February 6, 1927, cat. no. 46.  Siblings Robert (d. 1924), Hannah (d. 1929), and Grace (d. 1938) Edwards were each collectors of art, who seemed to have had joint ownership of the objects in their possession. When Robert died, he bequeathed his collection to the MFA in memory of their mother, Juliana Cheney Edwards. In 1925, after his death, part of his collection was acquired by the Museum, and the remainder went to his sisters, with the understanding that the objects would ultimately be left to the MFA in the collection begun in memory of their mother. The collections of Hannah and Grace were left to the MFA in 1939, following Grace's death. It is not always possible to determine exactly which paintings each sibling had owned.
Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection