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By descent at Moore Abbey to Henry Moore, 10th Earl of Drogheda, by whom sold privately on 20 May 1925, through Agnew's, to John Levy Galleries, London.
Mrs Edward S. Moore, Lexington, Kentucky.
Stone Trust Corporation sale; Sotheby's, New York, 6 April 1960, lot 42.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 16 November 1979, lot 134.
Anonymous Sale; Christie's, London, 24 July 1980, lot 139.
J.T. Smith, Nollekens and his Times, London, 1882, II, p. 293.
C.R. Leslie and T. Taylor, Life and Times of Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, 1865, I, p. 111, note 2.
A. Graves and W.V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, 1899, I, p. 262.
Sir W. Armstrong, Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, 1900, p. 203.
E.K. Waterhouse, Reynolds, London, 1941, p. 49.
D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, London, 2000, I, p. 341, no. 1283, II, fig. 571.