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Provenance

(Delacroix posthumous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 1864, no. 84); Etienne-François Haro [1827-1897]; his son, Henri Haro [1855-1911]; Haro family; (sale, Neuilly-sur-Seine, 22 February 1934, no. 13).[1] Dubourg collection; acquired 1959 by (Wildenstein & Co., New York);[2] sold 1960 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1994 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1864
Oeuvres d'Eugène Delacroix, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1864, no. 43.
1932
Eugène Delacroix et ses Amis, Atelier Delacroix, Paris, 1932, no. 40.
Bibliography
1885
Robaut, Alfred. L'Oeuvre complet de Eugène Delacroix, peintures, dessins, gravures, lithographies. Paris, 1885: no. 1866.
1981
Johnson, Lee. The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue. 6 vols. Oxford, 1981: 1:228, no. M3; 2:pl. 176, as A Bay Attached to a Post in a Field.