(Probably) the artist’s studio contents; by descent in the Raeburn family until at least 1876.
with John Levy Gallery, New York, from whom acquired in 1916 by exchange by
The Muskegon Museum of Art.
PROPERTY OF THE MUSKEGON MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
(Almost certainly) J. Brown, Portraits by Sir Henry Raeburn, Photographs by Thomas Annan, with Biographical Sketches, Edinburgh, 1873, p. 10.
(Almost certainly) W.R. Andrew, Life of Sir Henry Raeburn R.A., London, 1886, p. 123.
(Almost certainly) Sir J.L. Caw in Sir W. Armstrong’s, Sir Henry Raeburn, London, 1901, p. 115, as “Gentleman, with hat”.
Aesthetics, April-July 1916, pp. 39-40 (illus.).
F.N. Levy, ed., American Art Annual, XIII, 1916, p. 153.
S.R. Howarth et al., European Painting, Muskegon, 1981, p. 22.
D. Mackie, Raeburn Life and Art, The Complete Catalogue of the Artist‘s Work, unpublished PhD thesis, 6 vols., Edinburgh and Yale, Mackie no. 572.
(Probably) Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A., October-November 1876, no. 99, as “Gentleman with Hat” (lent by the artist’s family).
Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Inaugural Exhibition of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 6 June-20 September 1916, no. 21.