"H. Paterson" lower left; "SWAIN Sc" lower rt.; Artist's note in ink lower rt. of mat: "George Eliot praised this to me, to my great joy H.A."
Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund