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James Rivington Wheeler, by circa 1820 and by descent to
Henry James Wheeler, his nephew; Foster and Sons, 1 June 1864, lot 121 (1,350 gns).
Captain H.R. Ray, by 1877.
A.L. Wheeler by 1887.
Mrs. G.E. Hunt by 1913.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13 November 1980, lot 94, illustrated in colour, where purchased by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Sir Walter Armstrong, Turner, London, 1902, p. 243.
A. Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg and London, 1979, p. 347, no. 417, as untraced.
M. Butlin and E. Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, New Haven and London, 2nd ed., 1986, p. 125 (under no. 198).
E. Yardley, 'The Turner Collector: "That Munificent Collector" - James Rivington Wheeler', Turner Studies, VI, no. 2, Winter 1986, pp. 51, 58 & 60, n. 24, illustrated fig. 8.
London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition, 1887, watercolour section, no. 63, lent by Alfred L. Wheeler.