No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.
Offered by West's sons to the United States in 1826 (25) and sold by them; Christie's, London, 22-25 May 1829, lot 75 (85 gns. to John Hick).
John Hick, Mytton Hall, Whalley, Lancashire; Christie's, London, 18 June 1909, lot 80, from where purchased by T. Permain, London (105 gns.) with T.J. Blakeslee, Blakeslee Galleries, New York.
Purchased by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 28 February 1910.
PROPERTY FROM THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
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