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(Probably) the sitter and her second husband, John Poulett, 2nd Baron Poulett (1615-1665).
William Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian (c. 1605-1675), by whom presented in 1667 to
Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1608-1674), and by descent to his son
Henry, 2nd Earl of Clarendon (1638-1709), recorded at Cornbury, Wiltshire, circa 1683-5 (British Library MS 19027) and circa 1721-1731 by Vertue (loc. cit.), and by descent to
Henry Hyde, 4th Earl of Clarendon (1672-1753) and by inheritance to his daughter,
Catherine, Duchess of Queensberry and Dover (d. 1777), recorded at Amesbury, Wiltshire, in 1769 by Musgrave (loc. cit.), and by inheritance to
William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry (1724-1810), and by inheritance to
Archibald, 1st Lord Douglas (d. 1827), at Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire, and by descent to his eldest daughter and co-heiress,
Jane Douglas (d. 1859), who married Henry Scott, 2nd Lord Montagu of Boughton (1778-1845), and by inheritance to their daughter,
Lucy Scott, who married Cospatrick, 11th Earl of Home (1799-1881), and by descent to
Charles Douglas-Home, 13th Earl of Home (1873-1951); Christie's, London, 20 June 1919, lot 98 (bt. Glen).
J. Glen, London, until at least 1921.
with Ehrich, New York, 1933.
with Leggatt Brothers, London, 1935.
H. Ferguson (d. 1960), and by inheritance to the present owner.
G. Vertue, Notebook A.g, MS, c. 1721-31, London, The British Museum, Add. MSS. 23,070, V. 66b [B.M. 57b] (published 'Vertue Note Books', II, The Walpole Society, XX, 1931-2, p. 65), as 'Lady Paulet at len. VD beniss[imo]' at Cornbury House.
W. Musgrave, List of portraits at Amesbury, MS, 1769, London, The British Museum, MS no. 6391, ff. 220 (vide A. Meyer, 'Sir William Musgrave's 'Lists of Portraits'', The Walpole Society, LIV, 1988, p. 477, A, no. 5), as at Amesbury.
J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., 1842, no. 87.
Lady Teresa Lewis, Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon, 1852, III, p. 284.
G.F. Waagen, Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, 1857, p. 463.
J. Guiffrey, Antoine Van Dyck: sa vie et son oeuvre, Paris, 1882, no. 744.
L. Cust, Anthony Van Dyck: An Historical Study of His Life and Works, London, 1900, pp. 281-2.
C.H. Collins Baker, 'The Chronology of English van Dycks', The Burlington Magazine, 39, 1921, pp. 267-73.
E. Larsen, The Paintings of Anthony van Dyck, 1988, no. 946.
R.M.G. Wenley, 'William, Third Earl of Lothian', Journal of the History of Collections, 1993, p. 37.
S. Barnes, O. Millar, et al., Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven and London, 2004, pp. 580-1, no. IV. 95.
London, Grosvenor Gallery, Exhibition of the Works of Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1886-1887, no. 129 (lent by the Earl of Home).
Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, Eighth Loan Exhibtion of Old Masters, Paintings by Anthony Van Dyck, 1929, no. 39.
London, Leggatt Brothers, Summer Exhibition of English Portraits and Landscapes, 1954.