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Inscription: Signed (lower left): E. Gaertner fec. 1831
private collection, Germany (until 1946; given to Kahn); Olga Kahn, California (1946–2005; sold December 2005 to Boerner); [C. G. Boerner, New York, 2005–6; sold to MMA]
Until the recent discovery of this picture, two other versions of the composition were known. The first, on wood, from the Märkische Museum, Berlin, was lost during World War II. The second, on canvas, is owned by the Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
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