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1824, Abraham Hume (b. 1749 - d. 1838), 2nd Bart., London and Wormley Bury, Hertford, England [see note 1]; by descent to his daughter, Amelia Sophia Hume (b. 1788 - d. 1814), Belton, Lincolnshire; to her daughter, Lady Sophia Frances Cust (b. 1811 - d. 1882); to her son, Brownlow Richard Christopher Tower (b. 1851 - d. 1932), Hawthorne House, Shropshire [see note 2]; to his son, Geoffrey Egerton Tower (b. 1891 - d. 1949), Hawthorne House [see note 3]; May 18, 1949, G. E. Tower sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London, lot 154, to Horace Buttery, London; 1949, sold by Buttery to the MFA for $701. (Accession Date: December 8, 1949) NOTES:  He lent this to the British Institution in 1824, cat. no. 92, as "Sea Piece, with a distant View of Amsterdam."  A handwritten label on the reverse of the painting's stretcher reads: "This picture from the collection of Sir Abraham Hume Bt. was left me by my dear mother after her death, 21st December 1882 / Brownlow Tower."  A handwritten label on the reverse of the painting's stretcher reads "This picture was left me by my father, Brownlow Richard Christopher Tower, ob. May 18th 1932 / Geoffrey Edgerton Tower / 13.IV.40."
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