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(Probably) The artist's studio sale, Langford's, The Great Piazza, Covent Garden, London, 13 January 1773, as part of lot 28, 'Scott. Two Sketches of Covent Garden'.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 22 November 1967, lot 1 (£160 to Marumo).
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, by whom given to the late owner in the early 1970s.
R. Kingzett, 'A Catalogue of the Works of Samuel Scott', Walpole Society, 1980-82, p. 75, no. C.
London, South London Art Gallery, Drawing towards Painting. Samuel Scott, c. 1702-1772, 1978, no. 4.