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Lower left: COROT


1886, John Saulnier, Bordeaux, France; June 5, 1886, posthumous Saulnier sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 21. 1886, with Boussod Valadon et Cie., Paris (stock no. 2717). June 1, 1901, with M. Knoedler and Co., London (stock no. 9546); July 31, 1903, sold by Knoedler to F. Isman, Philadelphia; 1906, sold by Isman to M. Knoedler and Co., New York; December, 1906, sold by Knoedler to Robert J. Edwards (d. 1924), Boston; 1924 by inheritance to Hannah Marcy Edwards (d. 1929) and Grace Edwards (d. 1938), Boston; 1939, bequest of Hannah Marcy Edwards to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: October 11, 1939) NOTES: [1] Siblings Robert (d. 1924), Hannah (d. 1929), and Grace (d. 1938) Edwards were each collectors of art, who seemed to have had joint ownership of the objects in their possession. When Robert died, he bequeathed his collection to the MFA in memory of their mother, Juliana Cheney Edwards. In 1925, after his death, part of his collection was acquired by the Museum, and the remainder went to his sisters, with the understanding that the objects would ultimately be left to the MFA in the collection begun in memory of their mother. The collections of Hannah and Grace were left to the MFA in 1939, following Grace's death. It is not always possible to determine exactly which paintings each sibling had owned.

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Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

about 1855–65


35.9 x 41.6 cm (14 1/8 x 16 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas