Purchased directly from the artist in the 1880s(?) by Mr. Joseph Gilbert for $75.00 ; Presented as a wedding gift to Sylvia Gilbert, Mr.
Gilbert’s daughter, and Arthur Percival Woodward, early 1900s(?); By descent to their son, Benjamin Woodward; Given to Diana Woodward Stephens, mid-1980s; Acquired by the Putnam Foundation, 2005
-  In the 1860s Moran maintained a written list of his significant works. This record, referred to as the “Opus List,” includes forty-two works. The last entry, which dates to November 1868, is reproduced from the “Opus List” (Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Okla.) as follows: “No. 24. Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset / Painted in June 1867 after return from Europe. Size 25 x 45. Shown at A.F.S. in Feb & March 1868. Sent to Chicago in April 1868. / Returned in July 1868. / [added in purple ink] Afterwards sold to Gilbert for $75.00.” Moran often inscribed the opus number near his signature; it appears on the Timken picture, just after the date.