VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Anonymous sale; Paris, 4 March 1845, lot 24.
(Possibly) Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer (1801-1872), politician, diplomat and writer.
Anonymous sale of 'Mme B***' [Mme Brooks]; Pillet and Haro, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16 April 1877, lot 133 (3,500 livres).
(Possibly) Hugh A.J. Munro of Novar; Christie's, London, 1 June 1878, lot 45 (210 gns. to Agnew).
Anonymous sale of 'M. X***' [Charles and Henri Porgès]; Fernard Lair-Dubreuil, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 22 March 1907, lot 4.
In the collection of the present owner since at least 1970.
J. Martin and C. Masson, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné de J.-B. Greuze, Paris, 1908, no. 557.