PROVENANCE: Professor Thomas Bodkin Thence by descent to the present owner
EXHIBITED: Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, 1933, Hubert Robert, A l'occasion du deuxième centenaire de sa naissance, no. 88 (lent by Professor Bodkin, Dublin) Birmingham, City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, July-September, 1953, Works from Midland Houses, no. 39
Professor Thomas Bodkin (18871961) was an Irish lawyer, art historian, art collector and curator. He was Director of the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin from 1927 to 1935 and founding Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham from 1935 until 1952.