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Acquired by John Julius Angerstein in 1800, and by descent to his grandson, William Angerstein, Weeting Hall, Norfolk; (+) Christie's, 4 July 1896, lot 105, the size given as 120 x 82 in. (to Parsons).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Monaco, 5-6 December 1991, lot 192.
The Lagerfeld Collection; Christie's, New York, 23 May 2000, lot 11.
The Forbes Collection; Christie's, London, 19 February 2003, lot 216 (£100,150 to the present owner).
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
The Diary of Joseph Farington, Saturday 4 July 1801, in The Diary of Joseph Farington, ed. K. Garlick and A. Macintyre, New Haven and London, 1979, IV, p. 1572.
J. Young, A Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Pictures of the late John Julius Angerstein, Esq., London, 1823, facing p. 98, pl. 42.
J. Knowles, The Life and Writings of Henry Fuseli, London, 1831, I, pp. 215 and 237.
G. Schiff, Johann Heinrich Füsslis Milton-Galerie, Zurich, 1963, p. 151.
G. Schiff, Johann Heinrich Füssli, Zürich, 1973, p. 518, no. 900.
G. Schiff and P. Viotto, L'Opera Completa di Johann Heinrich Füssli, Milan, 1977, no. 146, as lost.
D.H. Weinglass, ed., The Collected Letters of Henry Fuseli, New York, 1982, pp. 155, 196 and 218.
Johann Heinrich Füsslis das Verlorene Paradies, catalogue to the exhibition at the Stdatsgalerie, Stuttgart, 1997-8, under no. 56.
London, The Milton Gallery, 1799 and 1800, no. 25.
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Johann Heinrich Füssli, 1941, no. 142, as 'Adam and Eve before the Judge'.