Collection of Archibald Coats (1840–1912), Scotland, until 1914; exhibited Loan Exhibition of Pictures, principally of the French School of 1830, Lawrie Gallery, London, 1893, no. 16; exhibited International Exhibition, Glasgow, 1901, Fine Arts Section, no. 1471; included in the Archibald Coats Esq. estate sale, Christie’s, London, 3 July 1914, as Le Soir; collection of Arthur Curtiss James (1867–1941), New York, by 1917; with Knoedler Gallery, New York, January 1917, stock no. 14056, as a joint purchase with A. Wertheimer (dealer); sold to William Butterworth (d. 1936), Ohio, February 1917; William Butterworth collection, until 1936; by descent to Mrs Katherine Deere Butterworth (next of kin, widow of William) (d. 1953), Ohio; included in her sale, Sotheby’s, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 9 October 1954, as Le Soir; bought by Hazlitt Gallery (dealer), London, 1954; exhibited Hazlitt Gallery, London, May 1955 as Le Soir; from where purchased for the Felton Bequest on the advice of A.J.L. McDonnell, 1955.
 Arthur Curtiss James was the son of Daniel Willis James (1832–1907), founders of copper production company Phelps, Dodge & Co., and who was originally recorded by the NGV as owner of this painting.
 M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2012.M.54, Series I.A. Paintings, 1872-1970, Painting stock book 6: 12653-15139, 1911 December –1920 July, p. 139; Accessed hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2012m54
 ‘W. Butterworth dies; Chairman of Deere & Co.’, in Chicago Tribune, Chicago, 1 June 1936, p.18.
 See Felton correspondence, McDonnell to Felton Bequest Committee, letter no. 106, 22 February 1955, and Director’s report 22 March 1955. Acquired with Rousseau (3260-4) and Diaz (3258-4).
Loan Exhibition of Pictures, principally of the French School of 1830, Lawrie Gallery, London, 1893, no. 16; International Exhibition, Glasgow, 1901, Fine Arts Section, no. 1471.