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Mrs. Hunter, by 1876.
Victor G. Fischer, by whom given to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1912 (no. 12.43.1); Sotheby's, New York, 26 January 2008, lot 128 (sold for $20,000).
(All published references give the sitter's name as "Black").
W.R. Andrew, Life of Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A., London, 1886, p. 102.
Sir W. Armstrong, Sir Henry Raeburn, with an Introduction by R.A.M. Stevenson and a Biographical and Descriptive Catalogue by J.L. Caw, London, 1901, p. 96.
E. Pinnington, Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A., p. 219.
J. Greig, Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A., His Life and Works with a Catalogue of his Pictures, London, 1911, p. 38.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 7 (1912), 76.
Akron Art Institute Bulletin, "One-Picture Exhibition", 2 (February 1931), 5.
K. Baetjer, European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by artists born in or before 1865, A Summary Catalogue, New York 1980, I, p. 146, II, p. 265; 2nd edition, 1995, p. 195.
D. Mackie, Complete Catalogue of Raeburn, Life and Art, unpublished PhD thesis Edinburgh and Yale, 6 vols., 1994, pp. 191-2, no. 56.
Edinburgh, Scotland, Raeburn Exhibition, 1876, no. 227, as Dr. Black (lent by Mrs Hunter).
Akron, Ohio, USA, Akron Art Institute, February 1931, as Dr. Black.