The initials JW [joined] that appeared at lower right were deemed false and removed during the 1978 cleaning of the painting.
By 1901, Helen Bigelow (Mrs. Daniel) Merriman (b. 1844 - d. 1933), Boston [see note 1]; by descent to her daughter-in-law, Dorothea Foote (Mrs. Roger) Merriman (b. 1880 - d. 1970), Cambridge, MA; 1941, gift of Mrs. Merriman to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 13, 1941) NOTES:  Mrs. Merriman lent this painting to the Worcester Art Museum in 1901. It was formerly attributed to Snyders.
Gift of Mrs. Roger Merriman