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Acquired directly from the artist by Goupil & Cie, Paris (Ffr. 15,000). with Schaus, New York, 1882 (acquired from Goupil for Ffr. 26,000). Acquired from the above by Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, until 1920.
By descent to his daughter Mrs. Lucius Manlius Sargent (née Marian Appleton Coolidge).
By descent to her daughter Mrs. Francis Lee Higginson (née Hetty Appleton Sargent).
By descent to her daughter Griselda Higginson, until 1995.
By descent to a private collection, Virginia.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 25 October 1996, lot 76.
with Wendy Goldsmith, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
Le Figaro illustré, July 1901.
F.F. Hering, Gérôme, his life and works, New York, 1892, p. 242.
(Possibly) L'Art Français, 14 February 1891.
Gérôme (the artist's studio photographs, bound into 26 volumes), Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, vol. XV, no. 5.
G. M. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, New York, 1986, no. 3, p. 250.
G. M. Ackerman, La vie et l'oeuvre de Jean-Léon Gérôme, 2nd ed., Paris, 2000, p. 304, no. 307 (illustrated p. 305).
K. Davies, The Orientalists, Western Artists in Arabia, The Sahara, Persia & India, New York, 2005, (illustrated p. 142).