l.l.: "H. Paterson"; l.r.: "SWAIN"; l.l. margin in black ink"Too Early! (about 1868)" and in graphite pencil: "Helen Paterson / Mrs Allingham"
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