Commissioned by Arthur Warocqué, Brussels, possibly with Henry Le Roy et Fils as agent (1877–d. 1880); Madame Arthur Warocqué (Marie Warocqué-Orville), Brussels, his wife, by descent (1880–after 1900);¹ Raoul Warocqué, Brussels, her son, by descent (by 1907–before 1918); Léon Guinotte, Brussels;² [Galerie J. Allard, Paris, sold to Clark, 4 Mar. 1936]; Robert Sterling Clark (1936–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.

1. Madame Arthur Warocqué died in 1909, but her son Raoul, and not she, is listed as the lender to the Brussels–Antwerp 1907 exhibition, suggesting that the ownership of the paintings went to him before her death. The Allard invoice prepared for Clark does not include Madame Warocqué as an owner, but this may be an oversight.
2. From the Allard invoice.

Alfred Stevens

Belgian, 1823–1906



Oil on canvas

46 5/8 x 23 7/16 in. (118.4 x 59.6 cm)

Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1936