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Lower right: Manet
Passed from the artist to Madame d'Angély (Marguerite de Conflans), Paris [see note 1]; May 28, 1914, sold by Mme. d'Angély to Durand-Ruel, Paris; January 26, 1922, transferred from Durand-Ruel, Paris, to Durand-Ruel, New York; December 20, 1922, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to Annie Swan (Mrs. Lewis Larned) Coburn (b. 1856 - d. 1932), Chicago [see note 2]. 1924, with Durand-Ruel, New York (stock no. 4704); April 21, 1924, sold by Durand-Ruel to John Taylor Spaulding, Boston (b. 1870 - d. 1948); 1948, bequest of John Taylor Spaulding to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948)
 According to an undated statement from Durand-Ruel in the MFA curatorial file, "This picture ... was purchased by us from Mme. d'Angely, an elderly lady of Paris, who obtained it directly from Manet." A note attached to this specifies that Mme. d'Angely was the married name of Marguerite de Conflans, whom Manet painted several times.  The provenance (from 1914 to 1922) was provided in a letter from Sophie Pietri, Wildenstein Institute, Paris, to the MFA (December 22, 1999).
Bequest of John T. Spaulding
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