Lower left: Jules Breton / 1873
Goupil et Companie, Paris (stock no. 8689) [see note 1]. Possibly by 1875, Thomas Wigglesworth (b. 1814 - d. 1906 or 1907), Boston [see note 2]; by descent to his niece, Henrietta Goddard Wigglesworth (Mrs. W. Scott Fitz) (b. 1847 - d. 1927), Boston; by descent to her son, Edward Jackson Holmes (b. 1873 - d. 1950), Boston; 1941, gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1941) NOTES:  The Goupil stock number is stencilled on the reverse of the painting. It has not yet been determined when the painting was there.  This may be the "Devotee" by Breton that Wigglesworth lent to the Fine Arts Exhibition, Boston Art Club, April 1875 (cat. no. 83).
Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes