On mount below: Title and Executed by Mary Heath Munsell. 1851. On verso of backing: New York city, bay and harbor taken from New Jersey. Executed by Mary Heath Munsell. 1853.
By 1948, Old Print Shop, New York; 1948, sold by Old Print Shop to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 15, 2006)
Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800-1875