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Daniel H. Farr, New York; Christie's, London, 31 May 1935, lot 105, as 'John Shackleton, Portrait of Sir Oswald Mosley' (21 gns. to Pawsey and Payne).
Later by descent in the sitter's family to the present owners.
Please note that the organisers of the William Kent exhibition to be held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2012 have expressed an interest in borrowing this picture. Please contact the department for further details.
The Property of a Descendant of James Thursby Pelham (lots 160-163)
(Lots 112-124 in the Old Master & British Pictures sale at Christie's South Kensington on 5 December 2007 are from the same property)
J. Kerslake, National Portrait Gallery: Early Georgian Portraits, London, 1977, p. 209, fig. 619.