Walther Fol, Rome (acquired directly from the artist).
William H. Vanderbilt, New York.
His sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 18 April 1945, lot 43.
Acquired at the above sale by Flora Whitney Miller, New York.
Her sale, Sotheby's, New York, 21 May 1987, lot 75.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 22 June 2000, lot 13.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION
C. Yriarte, 'Fortuny' in L'Art. Revue hebdomadaire illustrée, Paris, 1875, p. 366.
W. Fol, 'Fortuny' in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, April 1875, p. 275.
E. Shinn (ed. E. Strahan), The Art Treasures of America, Philadelphia, 1879-1882, vol. III, pp. 98-99, 102, 108 (illustrated).
The Private Collection of W.H. Vanderbilt, New York, 1879, p. 14, no. 34;
W.H. Vanderbilt's Collection of Paintings, New York, 1884, no. 36. C. Gonzáles and M. Martí, Mariano Fortuny Marsal: Maestros del arte de los siglos XIX y XX, Barcelona, 1989, vol. I, pp. 234-235, pls. 82 and 82bis (illustrated); and vol. II, p. 42, no. OR-0.01.66
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1886-1903 (on loan from W.H. Vanderbilt).
Barcelona, Centre Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions, Fortuny, 18 January - 12 March 1989, no. 17 (this exhibition subsequently travelled to Madrid, Sala d'Exposiciones de la Fundación La Caixa, and to Reus, Museu Comarcal).
Barcelona, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Fortuny, 17 October 2003 - 18 January 2004, no. 35.