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Acquired at auction in Boston c. 1878 by William S. Eaton, Boston; by descent to his son, Francis S. Eaton, Boston.[1] William Francis Cochran Ewing, New York; (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), by 1946;[2] purchased 5 June 1950 by Oliver B. James, Oyster Bay, New York and Phoenix; (M. Knoedler & Co., New York);[3] purchased 24 April 1961 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
Long-term Loan, Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston, 1926.
Summertime, U. S. A., Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1953, no. 11.
Progress of an American Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 25 October-29 December 1963, unpublished checklist.
Winslow Homer's Images of Blacks: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years, Menil Collection, Houston; Virginia Musuem of Fine Arts, Richmond; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 1988-1989.
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 20 November 2004-7 August 2005, unpublished checklist.
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1 March-27 July 2008, unpublished checklist.
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 302, repro.