Lower left: C. T R O Y O N 1860
1861, Prosper Crabbe, Brussels [see note 1]. 1885, A. Dreyfus [see note 2]. 1889, E. Secrétan (d. 1899); July 1, 1889, Secrétan sale, Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris, lot 78. Frederick Lothrop Ames (b. 1835 - d. 1893), Boston; by descent to his daughter, Mary Ames (Mrs. Louis A.) Frothingham (b. 1867), Boston; 1924, gift Mrs. Louis A. Frothingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 17, 1924) NOTES:  He acquired this painting at the Salon of 1861; see Louis Soullié, "Peintures, pastels, aquarelles, dessins de Constant Troyon" (Paris, 1900), p. 158.  According to a note in the MFA curatorial file; the source of this information is not known.
Gift of Mrs. Louis A. Frothingham