Tompkins sale; America Art Association, New York, 5 March 1915, lot 58.
John Hemming Fey, by whom bequeathed to the Canton Museum of Art, Ohio, in 1946.
Please note that Membree, to whom Gérôme dedicated this painting, was a composer from Valenciennes who's work, such as Cesar's testament, was inspired by classical and mythological subjects.
SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND OF THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART
G. Ackerman, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Monographie et catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1992, p. 358-9, no. 480.