Lower right: J. F. Millet
May 5-8, 1873, Marquis de La Rochbousseau sale [see note 1], Paris, lot 27, sold to Laurent Richard for 9700 fr.; May 23-25, 1878, Laurent-Richard sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 50, sold to Mrs. Mary J Morgan (d. 1885), New York, for 9800 fr.; March 5, 1886, Morgan Sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 170, sold to Mr. Charles Crocker (b. 1822- d. 1888), Sacramento, for $8100. Possibly with Knoedler Gallery, New York. Possibly with William Schaus, New York [see note 2]. John Stanley Ames (b. 1878- d. 1959), Boston; by descent to Mrs. John S. Ames; 1966, gift of Mrs. Ames to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1966) Notes: 1 – Marquis de la Rochebousseau was a pseudonym for the Belgian art dealer Leon Gauchez (b. 1825 – d. 1907) 2- Information based upon the presence of labels on the back of the work as noted in the MFA curatorial file.
Gift of Mrs. John S. Ames