Signed and dated in black watercolor l.l.: "HOMER ‘79"
Probably Wm Butters & Co., Chicago, auction 7-10 Dec. 1879 ("Original Water Colors and Charcoal Sketches from Nature by Winslow Homer N.A.) to Mrs. Wirt Dexter; left to her daughter Katharine; Estate of Katharine Dexter McCormick; bequest to MFA, September 11, 1968.
Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick