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The Hon. John Spencer (1708-1746), by 1742, and by descent to
The Earls Spencer, Althorp, Northamptonshire.
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G. Knapton, Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorpe and Wimbledon belonging to the late Hon. Mr. Spencer, 1742, as 'Quentin Metsys'.
A Catalogue of the Pictures of Althrop [sic] taken in the year 1750, Hertfordshire Record Office, County Hall, Hertford, no. SG13 8DE, as 'Quentin Metsys'.
T.F. Dibdin, Aedes Althorpianae, London, 1822, I, p. 275, as 'Lucas Van Leyden'.
Jones' Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles &c., of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland..., London, 1829, as 'Lucas Van Leyden'.
Catalogue of the Pictures of Althorpe House, privately printed, London, 1851, no. 496, as 'Lucas Van Leyden'.
K.J. Garlick, 'A Catalogue of Pictures at Althorp', The Walpole Society, XLV, 1974-6, pp. 29-30, no. 217, as 'Flemish School, XVI Century, after Lucas van Leyden'.