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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: [1] Sold as 'Arab Staff Officer Calling to the Fight.' [2] Sold as 'The Charge.' [3] Evans lent the painting in 1908 to the Copley Society, Boston, French School of 1830 Exhibition, 71.

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Robert Dawson Evans Collection

about 1860–65


59 x 89.2 cm (23 1/4 x 35 1/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas