G. Dow, 1613-1674. Formerly belonged to the Van Suyten collection at Amsterdam. Sold with its pendant, a lady arranging fruits, to Count Brahl at Dresden in 1761, who afterwards sold the latter to Count Esterhazy, of Vienna, for 7,000 florins. The Lace Maker came by inheritance into the possession of Baron Von Ofton, who sold it in 1836 to the Counsellor Von Hund, of Dresden, at whose death it was bought by Professor H. Knause, of Berlin, who sold it to Herr Brackvogel, in 1857, for 1,500 thalers. [Pp. 6-7.]
Catalogue. Pictures Exhibited by the Athenaeum: Pictures and Engravings bequeathed to the Museum of Fine Arts by the Hon. Charles Sumner, and of works of art lately added to the collections of the museum. Boston: Press of Rockwell & Churchill. 1874.