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by descent in the sitters' family to Major General Allan.
with Gallerie Heinemann, Munich.
with Gallery Heim, Paris, 1957.
Sotheby's, London, 18 November 1959, lot 42 (250 gns. to Young).
Teitelbaum family, by who given to the Los Angeles County Museum, 1960. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 17 January 1986, lot 14.
W.R. Andrew, M.A., Life of Sir Henry Raeburn, London, 1886 p. 101, no. 8.
Sir W. Armstrong, Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A., London and New York, 1901 p. 95.
E. Pinnington, Sir Henry Raeburn R.A., London, 1904, p. 218.
J. Greig, Sir Henry Raeburn R.A., His Life and Works, With a Catalogue of His Pictures, London, 1911, p. 37.
W. Roberts, Alexander Allan, by Sir Henry Raeburn, RA, privately printed by the author, 1921.
The Burlington Magazine, vol. 99, November 1952, XVII, illustrated.
D. Mackie, Raeburn Complete Catalogue, Life and Art, unpublished PHD thesis, Edinburgh and Yale, 1994, 6 vols, II, no. 17.
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1863, no. 181.
Manchester, Raeburn Exhibition, 1876, no. 7 (lent by Lieut.-Col. William Allan).