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Provenance

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
1926
Long-term Loan, Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston, 1926.
1953
Summertime, U. S. A., Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1953, no. 11.
1963
Progress of an American Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 25 October-29 December 1963, unpublished checklist.
1988
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.
2004
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 20 November 2004-7 August 2005, unpublished checklist.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1 March-27 July 2008, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 302, repro.