Lower center: APynacker (A and P Joined)
Possibly Pierre Louis Paul Randon de Boisset (b. 1708 - d. 1776), Paris; February 3, 1777, possibly posthumous Randon de Boisset sale, Pierre Remy, Paris, lot 103 [see note 1]. 1809, possibly Pierre Grand-Pré, Paris; February 16-24, 1809, possibly Grand-Pré sale, Paris, lot 95a, to Alexandre-Joseph Paillet (b. 1743 - d. 1814), Paris. With James McClure and Son, Glasgow [see note 2]. Thos. Agnew and Sons, London [see note 3]. By 1949, Marion Schlesinger (Mrs. Jasper) Whiting (b. 1880 - d. 1965), Boston; 1965, bequest of Mrs. Jasper Whiting to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 20, 1965) NOTES:  On the early provenance of the painting, see Laurie B. Harwood, "Adam Pynacker (c. 1620 - 1673)" (Doornspijk, 1988), pp. 111-112, cat. no. B4.  A label on the reverse of the painting, now partially obliterated, reads "James McClure & Son / ...to her majesty / carvers, gilders, printsellers / 90, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow." James McClure is known to have been active in the second half of the nineteenth century.  On the reverse of the stretcher is a label from Agnew and the remains of an old, English language label that is largely illegible.
Bequest of Mrs. Jasper Whiting