Inscribed in pen and ink lower left: E M Kern / January 1854; lower right: Botany Bay from the Beach / Showing Entrance (something illegible) at Sir J. Bank's Hotel - A.S.W.
Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik. Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 12, 1959
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875