Signed and dated in black watercolor l.l.: "HOMER / 1894" Verso: in graphite, "No. 5 -- Picture for a dark corner" and miscellaneous notations.
Received from the artist by Doll and Richards (Boston), March 13, 1897; sold to George C. Wadleigh (Haverhill, MA), April 26, 1897; his wife, Mrs. Alma H. Wadleigh; her bequest to MFA, March 13, 1947.
Bequest of Mrs. Alma H. Wadleigh