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Acquired directly from the artist by Goupil & Cie., Paris, 1871.
Earl of Dunmore, his sale; Christie's, London, 14 March 1874, lot 135 (1050 gns. to Wallis).
F. W. Armytage, his sale; Christie's, 22 May 1897, lot 106 (420 gns. to Wallis).
The Sordoni Family Collection, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, circa 1960-70.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 23 October 1990, lot 44.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 21 November 1996, lot 260.
Anonymous sale; Tajan, Paris, 11 May 2005, lot 247.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
E. Shinn-Strahan, ed., Gérôme: A Collection of the Works of J. L. Gérôme in One Hundred Photogravures, New York, 1881-1883.
F. F. Hering, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, New York, 1892, p. 215.
H. Mireur, Dictionnaire des Ventes d'Art faites en France et l'Etranger pendant les XVIIIme & XIXme Siècles, Paris, 1911, p. 296.
G. M. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, London, 1986, pp. 232-3, no. 221 (illustrated p. 100).
G. M. Ackerman, La vie et l'oeuvre de Jean-Léon Gérôme, 2nd ed., Paris, 2000, p. 280, no. 221 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Gérôme & Goupil Art and Enterprise, Paris, 2000, p. 161.
Dayton, Ohio, Dayton Art Institute; Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Baltimore, Maryland, The Walters Art Gallery, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), 10 November 1972 - 20 May 1973, p. 67, no. 23 (illustrated).