Lower right: Eug. Fromentin
By 1886, Thomas Robinson, Paris and Providence, RI; November 16, 1886, Thomas Robinson sale, Moore's Art Galleries, New York, 230, possibly to Theodore Russell [see note 1]. By 1889, Elmer H. Capen, Boston; March 7-8, 1889, Capen sale, American Art Association, New York, 149, to Vose Galleries, Providence, RI and Boston [see note 2]; 1889, sold by Vose Galleries, to Oren Westcott, Providence, RI; 1907, sold by Vose Galleries for Oren Westcott to Robert Dawson Evans (b. 1843 - d. 1909), Boston [see note 3]; 1909, by inheritance to Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans (Maria Antoinette Hunt) (b. 1845 - d. 1917), Boston; 1917, bequest of Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans to the MFA. (Accession date: November 1, 1917) Notes:  Sold as 'Arab Staff Officer Calling to the Fight.'  Sold as 'The Charge.'  Evans lent the painting in 1908 to the Copley Society, Boston, French School of 1830 Exhibition, 71.
Robert Dawson Evans Collection