Earl of Sunderland, Althorp House, by descent to
the Hon. John Spencer, younger brother of the 5th Earl, by descent to
his son John, later First Earl Spencer, in 1746, thence by descent in the family at Althorp until after 1976.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 3 July 1985, lot 60.
with Johnny van Haeften, London.
Private Collection, Europe.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 2 June 1989, lot 22.
Daisy and Daniel Belin, Los Angeles.
G. Knapton, Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorpe and Wimbledon belonging to the late Honble. Mr. Spencer, 1746, no. 172.
A Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorp House in the year 1750, listed in the 'Little Parlour'.
Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorp House, 1831, no. 31.
J. Smith, Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, III, 'Van Dyck and Teniers', 1831, p. 432, no. 650 (as 'in the style of Carracci with the figure of Hero on the left').
G. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, III, 1854, p. 459 (noting the present work as 'very fine').
K. Garlick, 'A Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorp', Walpole Society, XLV, 1976, p. 82, no. 638.
E. Safarik, Fetti, Milan, 1990, pp. 247 and 250.
P. Sutton, The Age of Rubens, exhibition catalogue, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 22 September 1993 - 2 January 1994; Toledo, Toledo Museum of Art, 2 February - 24 April 1994, pp. 584-86, cat. no. 126, illustrated.
London, Johnny van Haeften Gallery, Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings, no. 18, illustrated.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, and Toledo, Museum of Art, The Age of Rubens, 22 September 1993 - 2 January 1994 and 2 February - 24 April 1994, no. 126.