This lot is offered without reserve.
Lucien Bonaparte (1775-1840), created Prince of Caanino in 1814, Rome, by 1804; Mr. Stanley, London, 15 May 1816, lot 87, from where purchased by
Edward Gray (died 1838), Harringay House, Hornsey.
Richard Sanderson, M.P. (1784-1857), London and Armthorpe, Yorkshire, by 1839; Christie's, London, 17 June 1848, lot 11, from where purchased by
William Stirling (1818-1878), in 1865 created Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, 9th Bt., Keir House, near Dunblane, Perthshire (now Tayside), thence by descent to his younger son
General Archibald Stirling (1867-1931), Keir House, thence by descent to
Sir John Maxwell Stirling-Maxwell, 10th Bart. (1866-1956), Keir House, thence by descent to
Lt. Col. William Stirling, Keir House; Sotheby's, London, 3 July 1963, lot 66.
C. Bozzani, 'Galleria Bonaparte, Roma 13 Giuno 1804' (Archivio di Stato, Roma, Camerale II, Antichità e Belle Arte, busta 7, fascicolo 204, fol. 3, salle 3, no. 5).
A. Guattani, Galleria del Senatore Luciano Bonaparte, Rome, 1808, II, p. 5, no. 73.
W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, London, 1824, II, pp. 266-68, 283, 288.
W. Stirling-Maxwell, Annals of the Artists of Spain, II, London, 1848, p. 919.
F.M. Tubino, Murillo, su epoca, su vida, sus cuadros, Seville, 1864, p. 235.
C.B. Curtis, Velazquez and Murillo, London, 1883, p. 302, no. 481. L. Alfonso, Murillo: el hombre, el artista, las obras, Barcelona, 1886, p. 207.
G. Redford, Art Sales: A history of sales of pictures and other works of art, London, 1888, II, pp. 267-68.
W. Stirling-Maxwell, Annals of the Artists of Spain (2nd, revised ed.), London, 1891, III, p. 1091; IV, p. 1638.
P. Lefort, Murillo et ses élèves, Paris, 1892, p. 96, no. 424. A.F. Calvert, Murillo: A biography and appreciation, London and New York, 1907, p. 186.
I.H. Lipschutz, Spanish Painting and the French Romantics, Cambridge, 1972, p. 373, note 45.
D. Angulo Iñiguez, Murillo, Madrid, 1981, II, p. 591, no. 2.943. A. Van de Sant, Jacques Sablet (1749-1803): bibliographie et catalogue raisonné, Ph.D. dissertation, Université de Paris, 1983, I, p. 266.
B. Edelein-Badie, La collection de tableaux de Lucien Bonaparte, Prince de Canino, Paris, 1997, pp. 33, 75, 229-30, no. 161, illustrated p. 229.
London, New Gallery, Exhibition of Spanish Art, 1895-96, no. 76. Tokyo, Matsuzakaya, Masterpieces of European Arts, January 1974, p. 6, illustrated p. 7.