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Purchased from the artist by George Payne, and by descent in the family.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 28 October 1982, lot 78.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 22 May 1991, lot 92.
with Christopher Wood, London, from whom purchased by a Private English Collector.
Purchased from the above by the present owner.
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Athenaeum, 7 May 1859, p. 618.
Art Journal, 1859, p. 162.
E. Rhys, Sir Frederic Leighton Bart, P.R.A. An Illustrated Chronicle, 1st. ed., London, 1895, p. 66.
E. Rhys, Frederic Lord Leighton, London, 1898, p. 14.
A. Corkran, Frederic Leighton, London, p. 38.
Mrs Russell Barrington, Life, Letters & Work of Frederic Leighton, vol. II, pp. 39, 41, 62.
E. Staley, Lord Leighton of Stretton, P.R.A., London, 1906, pp. 55-6.
L. and R. Ormond, Lord Leighton, London, 1975, pp. 41-2, 49, 152, no. 46.
R.G. Dorment, ‘A Roman Lady by Frederic Leighton’, Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin, LXXIII, June 1977, pp. 2-11.
R.G. Dorment, British Painting in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1986, pp. 204-7.
C. Newall, The Art of Lord Leighton, Oxford and New York, 1990, pp. 6, 28, pl. 1.
R. Ash, Lord Leighton, London, 1995, pl. 2.
S. Jones, C. Newall, L. Ormond, R. Ormond and B. Read, Frederic Leighton 1830-1896, London, 1996, pp. 111-3, no. 14.
L. Ormond, 'Leighton and the Pre-Raphaelites', The Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, IV, 2, Summer 1996, p. 4.
P. Barlow, 'Transparent bodies, Opaque Identities: Personification, Narrative and Portraiture', in T. Barringer and E. Prettejohn (eds.), Frederic Leighton: Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity, New Haven and London, 1999, p. 206.
M. Th. Brandlhuber and M. Buhrs (eds.), Frederic Lord Leighton: Painter and Sculptor of the Victorian Age, Munich, Berlin, London, New York, 2009, p. 16, fig. 4.
A. Staley, The New Painting of the 1860s: Between the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic Movement, New Haven and London, 2011, pp. 77, 229-33, 279, pl. 210.
London, Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, 1859, no. 32.
London, International Exhibition, 1862, no. 429.
London, Royal Academy, Frederic Lord Leighton: Eminent Victorian Artist, 15 February – 21 April 1996, no. 14.
London, Victoria and Albert Museum; Paris, Musée d’Orsay; and San Francisco, Fine Art Museum, The Cult of Beauty, 2011 – 2012, unnumbered.