The influence of the Barbizon style is evident in this work, which was painted shortly after Inness returned from travels in Italy and France.
Signature: [at lower right]: G. Inness 1875
with Doll and Richards, Boston, ca. 1875; sale, Leonard and Company, Boston, 13 Dec. 1876, no. 18; Samuel Dennis Warren, Boston, 1884–died 1885; his wife, Mrs. Samuel Dennis Warren (nee Susan Cornelia Clark), Boston, 1885–died 1902; sale, American Art Association, New York, 9 Jan. 1903; sale, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, 13 Feb. 1904; C. S. Philip, New York, 1904; George A. Hearn, New York, by 1908–1910