Verso lower left, stamped in black ink -- mark of Hermann Weber, Lugt 1383 Verso lower left, in graphite pencil: B 271 II
Possibly Jan Pietersz. Zomer (cf. Lugt 1511); Antonio Maria Zanetti (1680-1757, Venice); Zanetti's descendants; Baron Domineque Vivant-Denon (cf. Lugt 779–80, appeared at auction Paris, 12 February 1827, but not sold); Brunet-Denon; sold to Samuel Woodburn, March 1829; Thomas Wilson (cf. Lugt 2580); Tiffen or Woodburn; Sir Thomas Baring; his sale sold London, Christie's, 23-27 May 1831, second day, lot 68; Baron Jan Gijsbert Verstolk van Soelen (1776-1845, The Hague and Soelen, cf. Lugt 2490); his sale Amsterdam, J. de Vries, A. Brondgeest and cf. Roos, 26 October 1847 and following days, lot 617; Henry James Brooke (1771-1857, Clapham Rise, cf. Lugt 1324-5); his sale London, Sotheby's, 23 May 1853 and following days, lot 721; Hermann Weber (1817-1854, Bonn, Lugt 1383); his sale Leipzig, R. Weigel, 28 April 1856 and following days, lot 391, 481 Reichsthalers; bought there by Cronenstern, Schleswig-Holstein; by descent to family of Graf Plessen, Nehmten, Schleswig-Holstein; their sale London, Christie's, 10 December 1991, lot 98; Joseph R. Ritman (The Netherlands); Sotheby's and Artemis (New York and London, Ritman Catalogue no. 108); from whom purchased by Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA, 1999; by whom given to MFA, 26 March 2003.
Gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo in honor of Clifford S. Ackley