1886/1892: 'selected' by Whistler and probably bought by
Ross Revillon Winans (1850-1912)
, Baltimore, Maryland.
1915: purchased on 23 November from
Albert Louis Roullier (1858-1920)
, Albert Roullier Art Galleries, Chicago, by
Marshall Field III (1893-1956)
By 1938: owned by his ex-wife, Evelyn M. Field, later
Mrs Diego Suarez (1888–1979)
1960: bought on 15 June by Knoedler's, New York art dealers;
1961: bought in May by
Norman Bailey Woolworth (1901-1962)
1974: purchased through R. M. Light, art dealer, California, by Agnew's, London art dealers;
1974: bought by a private collector;
2014: bought by Thomas Colville Fine Art, New York.
See further details MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more]
(cat. no. 770).
Venice Pastels, Fine Art Society, London, 1881 (cat. no. 33) as 'The Palace in Rags'.
The Country Gentleman described it appreciatively as 'a mellow diffused light in a sombre chamber.' The Daily Telegraph noted 'a fine bit of gloom, with a poetic gleam of central light.' 1
Daily Telegraph, London, 5 February 1881; Country Gentleman, 5 February 1881. GUL PC4, pp. 47-48.