Lawson Valentine, New York, circa 1879.
Lucy Houghton Valentine, wife of the above, by descent, 1891.
Almira Valentine Pulsifer, daughter of the above, by descent, 1911.
Lawson Valentine Pulsifer, Mountainville, New York, son of the above, by descent.
Natalie Pulsifer Byles, daughter of the above, by descent, 1957.
Pamela B. Miller, Brooklyn, New York, daughter of the above, by descent, 1976.
Christie's, New York, 5 December 2002, lot 23.
Thomas Colville Fine Art, Guilford, Connecticut.
Richard Thune, Greenwich, Connecticut.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, circa 2007.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION
W.H. Fox, Museums of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the Museums, New York, 1916, p. 39.
Whitney Museum of American Art, Winslow Homer Centenary Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, New York, New York, 1936, p. 24, no. 44.
Carnegie Institute, Centenary Exhibition of Works of Winslow Homer, exhibition catalogue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1937, p. 26, no. 97 (as Sunlight and Shade).
Storm King Art Center, Winslow Homer in New York State, exhibition catalogue, Mountainville, New York, 1963, p. 17, no. 32, illustrated.
M.D. Davis, Winslow Homer: An Annotated Bibliography of Periodical Literature, Metuchen, New Jersey, 1975, pp. 20, 104.
L. Ayres, J. Wilmerding, Winslow Homer in the 1870s: Selections from the Valentine-Pulsifer Collection, exhibition checklist, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990.
K. Dahm, M. Tedeschi, Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light, exhibition catalogue, Chicago, Illinois, 2008, pp. 62-63, fig. 29, illustrated.
L. Goodrich, A.B. Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer (1877 to March 1881), vol. III, New York, 2008, p. 140, no. 710, illustrated.
Brooklyn, New York, The Museum of the Brooklyn Institute, and elsewhere, Water Colors by Winslow Homer, October 16-November 7, 1915, no. 19.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Winslow Homer Centenary Exhibition, December 15, 1936-January 15, 1937, no. 44.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, Centenary Exhibition of Works of Winslow Homer, January 28-March 7, 1937, no. 97.
Mountainville, New York, Storm King Art Center, Winslow Homer in New York State, June 29-August 22, 1963, no. 32.
New York, The Katonah Gallery, Winslow Homer, September 8-October 15, 1963, no. 6.
Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light, February 16-May 11, 2008.