Lower right: Claude Monet
1878, sold by the artist to M. Du Fresnay [see note 1]; 1894, sold by Du Fresnay to Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 3060); from Durand-Ruel, Paris to Durand-Ruel, New York (stock no. 1234); 1897, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to J. Eastman Chase Gallery, Boston [see note 2], for Clara Bertram Kimball, Boston; by inheritance to her husband, David P. Kimball (d. 1923), Boston; 1923, bequest of David P. Kimball to the MFA [see note 3]. (Accession Date: November 1, 1923) NOTES:  See Daniel Wildenstein, "Monet: catalogue raisonné" (1996), vol. 2, p. 155, cat. no. 378.  The information about Durand-Ruel's transactions comes from a letter from Durand-Ruel, Paris, to the MFA (April 18, 1962; in MFA curatorial file).  In 1923 David P. Kimball bequeathed forty paintings to the MFA in memory of his wife, Clara Bertram Kimball. He noted in his will that these were "from the collection made by her and bequeathed to me."
Bequest of David P. Kimball in memory of his wife Clara Bertram Kimball