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Sackville Bale Collection.
John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) Collection, New York;
Christie's, London, 24 June 1935, lot 352 (8 gns to Frank Partridge).
Christie's, London, 8 July 1987, lot 267.
G. C. Williamson, Catalogue of the Collection of Miniatures, the property of J. Pierpont Morgan, London, 1906, II, p. 22, no. 208
G. C. Williamson, 'Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan's Pictures, The English Miniatures. III', in The Connoisseur, March 1907, vol. XVII, no. LXVII, p. 143, illustrated fig. XLIII.
G. C. Williamson, The Life and Works of Ozias Humphrey, London New York, 1917, p. 302, illustrated opp. p. 192