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By descent to Mary (d. 1731), daughter of William 3rd Baron Widdrington, who married Richard Towneley (1687-1735).
Thence by descent to Maurice Herbert Towneley Towneley-O'Hagan, 3rd Baron O'Hagan (1882-1961).
Offered Christie's London, Property of the Rt. Hon. The Lord O'Hagan, 19 May 1939, lot 81 (as Van Dyck).
The Property of Charles Towneley Strachey, 4th Baron O'Hagan, (b. 1945), Sotheby's London, 13 July 1994, lot 21, where purchased by Captain Francis Newton Heron Widdrington (1920-2008).