Lower center, on parapet: D.V.TOL
1890, Friedrich Paulig, Sommerfeld, Germany; May 19-20, 1890, Paulig sale, Heberle, Cologne, lot 85, sold for M 1410. Possibly by about 1919, George R. White (d. 1922), Boston [see note 1]; possibly passed by inheritance from White to his sister, Harriet J. White (Mrs. Frederick T.) Bradbury (d. 1930), Boston; 1930, bequest of Mrs. Harriet J. Bradbury to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 3, 1930) NOTES:  In 1922, George R. White bequeathed to his sister, Harriet J. Bradbury, his collection of pictures and other works of art. No itemized list of these works of art is known, but the collection was almost certainly formed by 1919, the date of his original will. When Mrs. Bradbury died in 1930 she left her art collection, including those items inherited from her brother, to the MFA. This painting was accessioned as "Woman with Fowl," by a Dutch artist of the 17th century.
Bequest of Mrs. Harriet J. Bradbury