de Verrue (1670-1736); her sale (†), Paris, 27 March 1737 [=1st day], lot 45, as ‘Un grand Tableau de Teniers representant l’histoire de
Jacob’ (1,215 francs).
Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl of Chesterfield (1755-1815), Chesterfield House, Mayfair, London, where recorded in his inventory of 1815 (PRO C112/186), and by descent to,
George Stanhope, 7th Earl of Chesterfield (1831-1871), and by inheritance to his mother,
Anne Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Chesterfield (1802–1885); (†) Christie’s, London, 31 May 1918, lot 74, as ‘D. Teniers and L. van
Uden, Abraham and Lot Dividing their Flocks’ (100 gns. to Cohen).
Lambiotte collection; Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels, 12 March 1927, lot 70, when acquired by Baron Evence III Coppee (1882-1945), Brussels, Belgium, and by descent to the present owner.
The Property of a Descendant of Evence III Coppée
J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, London, 1831, III, p. 276, no. 54.
E. Duverger and H. Vlieghe, David Teniers der Ältere: Ein vergessener flämischer nachfolger Adam Elsheimers, Utrecht, 1971, pp. 46 and 76, fig. 36.
F. Russell, ‘Canaletto and Joli at Chesterfield House’, The Burlington Magazine, CXL, no. 1025, August 1988, p. 629, in the Dining Room, ‘The Parting of Abraham and Lot by Teniers’.
S. Leclercq, et al., La Collection Coppée, Brussels, 1991, p. 117.
Tokyo, Tobu Museum of Art, The World of Bruegel: the Coppée Collection and Eleven International Museums, 28 March-25 June 1995, no. F27.