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By descent in the family of the sitter, at Corby Castle, to John Howard;
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13 July 1988, lot 38 (sold for £82,000).
with Richard Green, London, 1989.
S.H. Paviere, The Devis Family of Painters, Leigh-on-Sea, 1950, p. 46, no. 70.
G. Nares, 'Corby Castle, Cumberland', Country Life, January 1954, p. 95, pl. 15.
E. D'Oench, The Conservation Piece: Arthur Devis and his Contemporaries, New Haven and London, 1980, pp. 21 and 84, no. 85, fig. 4.