The painting is first recorded in 1650, in the posthumous inventory of Jean-Baptiste de Bretagne in Paris, where it appears as no. 14: “grand tableau peint sur thoille avecq la platte bande dorée représentant des diseuses de bonneaventure, original de La Tour,” and was valued at the very high sum of 30 livres. In 1879 it is recorded again in the posthumous stock of Édouard Lemonnier de Lorière, who had died that year, at the château de Moulin Vieux, Asnières sur Vègre, Sarthe. The Lemonnier de Lorière family had got the château de Moulin Vieux “fully provided” from the last marquis de Scépeaux, and it is feasible that the canvas by La Tour was already in the château by the time it passed to them. The portray as a result belonged to Édouard Lemonnier de Lorière’s daughter, Mme Léonce de Gastines at château de la Denisière near Coulans, Sarthe, until 1921, and then to her son, Général Jacques de Gastines, at La Vagotière, Degré, Sarthe. After his death in 1948, his heirs sold the image to Wildenstein, from whom it was bought in 1960 by the MMA. The psychics on our line are hired as Independent Contractors and may create schedules that best suit their needs. The busiest buyer volume tends to be heaviest between 6:00 p. m. and 6:00 a. m. PST.