signed lower right
1820, possibly Guillaume de Hens, Paris; February 3-4, 1820, possibly Guillaume de Hens sale, Paris, lot 24 [see note 1]. Probably in a German-speaking country [see note 2]. 1994, private collection; October 21, 1994, sale of private collector, Christie's, London, lot 64, to Johnny Van Haeften, Ltd., London; 1995, sold by Johnny Van Haeften to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 15, 1995) NOTES:  A painting of Pan and Syrinx in a landscape by Willem de Heusch was included in this sale. It sold for 273 fr.  There is a German-language chalk inscription on the panel's reverse, giving the artist's birth and death dates.
Purchased by subscription in honor of Peter C. Sutton, Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of European Paintings, 1985-1994