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Bohemians Going to a Fête

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Lower left: N. DIAZ


1846, Paul Périer, Paris; December 19, 1846, Périer sale, Hôtel des Ventes, Paris, lot 4. 1849, possibly M. A. Mosselman; December 4, 1849, possibly Mosselman sale, Hôtel des Ventes, Paris, lot 86, to Getting [see note 1]. With Arnold et Tripp, Paris [see note 2]. By 1893, Susan Cornelia Clarke (Mrs. Samuel Dennis) Warren (b. 1825 - d. 1901), Boston [see note 3]; January 8, 1903, Mrs. S. D. Warren sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 113, to Samuel Putnam Avery, New York, for the MFA for $12,700. (Accession Date: January 13, 1903) NOTES: [1] Diaz de la Peña painted several versions of this subject. This may be the "Descente des bohémiens" included in the 1849 Mosselman catalogue (dimensions not given). [2] Notes in the MFA curatorial file identify a label on the reverse of the painting as coming from Arnold et Tripp. [3] She lent the painting to the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, Department K, Fine Arts, cat. no. 2913.

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Bequest of Susan Cornelia Warren

about 1844


101 x 81.3 cm (39 3/4 x 32 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas