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Signature: [signed and dated at lower left]: WMS, MOUNT [in black] / 1841 [in red]Inscription: [inscribed on barrel in black paint]: 1840; [on back]: CIDER - MAKING / Wm. S. Mount. / 1841. / painted for / C. Aug.t Davis / N. YorkMarking: [canvas stamp]: PREPARED BY / EDWARD DECHAUX NEW YORK
Charles Augustus Davis, New York, 1841–died 1867; William J. Smith, Brooklyn, by 1897–1922; his niece, Ida L. Hume, Port Chester, New York, 1922–37; her son, Edwin P. Hume, Port Chester, 1937–65; Mrs. Eleanor Hume, Port Chester, until 1966
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