lower right: JMaris 73
Sir Henry Thompson, 1st bt. [1820-1904]. George McCulloch [1848-1907], London, by 1903; (his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 23, 29, and 30 May 1913, 1st day, no. 35); (Henry Wallis & Son, London); purchased 30 October 1916 by Henry Clay Frick [1849-1919], Pride’s Crossing, Eagle Rock, Massachusetts, and New York; by inheritance to his daughter, Helen Clay Frick [1888-1984], Pride’s Crossing; gift 19 October 1959 to her nephew, Dr. Henry Clay Frick, II [1919-2007], Alpine, New Jersey; (Noortman [Maastricht] BV, Maastricht); purchased 16 June 1999 by NGA.
- Possibly Salon, Palais des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 1873, no. 1006, as Canal en Hollande.
- Exhibition of a Selection of Works by Early and Modern Painters of the Dutch School, Art Gallery of the Corporation of London, 1903, no. 101, as River and Windmill.
- Selected Works by James Maris, Anton Mauve, H. Fantin-Latour, French Gallery, London, 1910, no. 25, repro., as The Two Windmills.
- Loan to display with permanent collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1938.
- Loan to display with permanent collection, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1942-1949.
- Exhibition of Paintings to Commemorate the Centenary of Henry Clay Frick, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1949-1950, no. 3.
- An Exhibition of Paintings from the Collection of Helen C. Frick, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1950, no. 1, as Two Windmills.
- Langs velden en wegen. De verbeelding van het landschap in de 18de en 19de eeuw [On Country Roads and Fields: The depiction of the 18th- and 19th-century landscape], Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997-1998, no. 78, repro.