Lower margin in decorative brown script (ink): Henry Laurens Roberts. Born Octbr 18th / 1831. Painted at the age of 4 years.
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 8, 1960
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875