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Bought by Richard Hart Davis, M.P., of Bristol, in June 1810 for 1,000 gns.
Philip John Miles, Leigh Court, near Bristol.
Bishop Hoban, Cleveland.
with Schweitzer Gallery, New York; Christie's 11 January 1979, lot 64.
with Trafalgar Galleries, London.
The Diary of Joseph Farington, ed. K. Cave, 1982, 3, 6 and 7 April, and 26, 27 June 1810 (Farington, 1978, X, pp. 3625-28 and 3675-76).
J. Young, A Catalogue of the Pictures at Leigh Court, near Bristol, the seat of Philip John Miles, Esq. M.P., with etchings from the whole collection, 1822, p. 23, no. 50.
H. von Erffa and A. Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, 1986, pp. 342-3, no. 328, illustrated.
London, Royal Academy, 1810, no. 92, as 'Christ teacheth to be humble' (Matthew, XVIII: 2-5)