Lower right: E Boudin
1894, Allard et Nöel, Paris; September, 1894, sold by Allard et Nöel to M. Knoedler and Co., New York; March, 1898, sold by Knoedler to J. Eastman Chase Gallery, Boston [see note 1]. Until 1927, Elizabeth Howard Bartol (b. 1842 - d. 1927), Boston [see note 2]; 1927, bequest of Elizabeth Howard Bartol to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 8, 1927) NOTES:  This information comes from a letter from Lelia Wittler of Knoedler to Charles C. Cunningham of the MFA (February 3, 1940; in MFA curatorial file).  It is not known how or when Miss Bartol acquired this painting. In a letter from her cousin, John W. Bartol, to Charles C. Cunningham of the MFA (May 2, 1940) she is said to have acquired her collection of paintings "partly by inheritance and partly by purchase" and that there was no paperwork documenting these transactions.
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth Howard Bartol