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:  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).  Notes in the MFA curatorial file identify a label on the reverse of the painting as coming from Arnold et Tripp.  She lent the painting to the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, Department K, Fine Arts, cat. no. 2913.
Bequest of Susan Cornelia Warren