Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 5 May 1902, lot 8.
Arthur Tooth & Sons, Ltd., London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, April 1937.
Property of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Deaccessioned to Benefit Art Purchases at the Art Gallery of Ontario
With a collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. From the vast body of Group of Seven and signature Canadian works to the African art gallery, from the cutting-edge contemporary art to Peter Paul Rubens’ masterpiece The Massacre of The Innocents, the AGO offers an extraordinary experience with each visit. In 2002 Ken Thomson’s generous gift of 2,000 remarkable works of Canadian and European art inspired Transformation AGO, an innovative architectural expansion by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry that in 2008 resulted in one of the most critically acclaimed architectural achievements in North America.
The AGO has recently refined its deaccessioning policy as part of an effort to refine and improve the public, community and art historical value of its collection. The Gallery recognizes that deaccessioning is an important part of collections care, and adheres to the guidelines agreed upon by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC). The deaccessioning of the following lots was part of carefully guided process in which the works were subjected to a rigorous and thorough review by the AGO’s curatorial staff, executive team and board members, in consultation with donors or their legal representatives.
R. Schmit, Eugène Boudin, Paris, 1973, vol. I, p. 356, no. 1004 (illustrated with signature).