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Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (no. 8696), by whom acquired from the artist on 12 June 1908.
Desmond Fitzgerald, Boston; his sale, American Art Association, New York, 21-22 April 1927, lot 180 (with incorrect dimensions, titled 'Groix, Bateau de Pêche' and dated '1902').
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 18 October 1985, lot 28.
Richard Green Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above in the late 1980s, and thence by descent to the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTOR