with Goupil et Cie., Paris, 10 May 1878, acquired directly from the above.
with Theo van Gogh (1857-1891), Amsterdam, 11 April 1878, acquired from the above.
with Fishel, Adler, & Schwartz Gallery, New York.
with M. Knoedler & Co., New York, January 1901, acquired directly from the above, as Printemps.
Warren E. Sherburne, Lexington, Massachusetts, January 1901, acquired directly from the above.
His sale, American Art Association, New York, 21-22 January 1909, lot 99 as Spring.
Richard E. Traiser, acquired at the above sale.
Paul G. Black and Pricilla Barley, Boston.
Their sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 29 May 1980, lot 117.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 23 April 2002, lot 22.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION
C. Vendryes, Dictionnaire illustré des Beaux-Arts: Bouguereau, Paris, 1885, p. 58 as Enfant tenant des fleurs.
M. Vachon, William Bouguereau, Paris, 1900, p. 153.
M.S. Walker, William Bouguereau - A Summary Catalogue of the Paintings, New York, 1991, p. 70.
D. Bartoli and F. Ross, William Bouguereau: His Life and Works, New York, 2010, p. 467, illustrated pl. 305.
D. Bartoli and F. Ross, William Bouguereau: Catalogue Raisonné of his Painted Work, New York, 2010, p. 183, no. 1878/09, illustrated.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, November 1978-1979 (on loan).