Signed in lower right with monogram Verso in graphite pencil: "My Cabin / on Elk Creek / Montana Territory / Summer 1866. " and "Miss Avery from her friend / Peter Tofft. / With his deep compassion / St. Mary's Hospital. Rochester. N.Y., Jan 8th 1868."
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 12, 1950
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875
- Artist Peter Peterson Tofft, Danish (active in the United States and England), 1825–1901