Formerly MacGregor Collection, before 1895. Purchased in London at the MacGregor Sale (Sotheby Wilkinson & Hodge) for Hearst, June 26-July 6, 1922. Purchased in London by Joseph Brummer from Hearst at a private sale, 1939. Purchased by Albert Gallatin from Brummer Gallery, March 8, 1949. Gallatin Collection purchased by the Museum, 1966.
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