Upper right: P M (monogram) / 1633
Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, Ltd., London [see note 1]. By 1900, purchased in Rome by Delia Spencer (Mrs. Marshall) Field (b. 1854 - d. 1937), Paris and Washington, D.C. [see note 2]; by inheritance to her niece, Catherine Spencer (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge, Beverly Farms, MA; 1946, gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1946) NOTES:  C. H. de Jonge, Paulus Moreelse: Portret en Genreschilder te Utrecht, 1571-1638 (Uitgevers, 1938), p. 122, cat. no. 283.  According to information provided by Mrs. Beveridge to the MFA (August 15, 1946), a painting of Mrs. Field's Paris apartment, done in 1900 by Walter Gay, shows that this painting was in her possession by that time. According to an earlier letter from Mrs. Beveridge (May 31, 1946) the painting was included in an inventory of Mrs. Spencer's Washington home in 1913, in which it was said to have been bought in Rome.
Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field