William Russell; Christie's, London, 23 February 1861, lots 161 and 162, as 'Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A., 'A small woody Landscape, with figures by Stothard, R.A.' and 'The Companion' (each bought in at £2 15s.).
William Russell; (+), Christie's, London, 6 December 1884, lot 81 (8 gns. to Buttery).
Thomas Agnew & Sons; Christie's, London, 18 June 1920, lot 83 (6 gns. to Maitland).
Col. M.H. Grant, collector and art historian, by 1925, from whom (presumably) acquired by
Capt. R.S. de Q. Quincey (1896-1965), breeder, The Vern, Marden, Herefordshire.
Anonymous sale [Pictures from the Collection of Captain R.S. de Q. Quincey]; Christie's, London, 18 April 1996, lot 25, 'The Source of the Manifold at Ilam Park', and lot 26, 'A View at Dovedale looking towards Thorpe Cloud' (sold £188,500 and £265,500 respectively).
Sold privately, on behalf of the purchaser at the 1996 sale, to the following, in 2003,
Sold privately, on behalf of the purchaser in 2003, to the current owner in 2011.
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
Col. M.H. Grant, The Old English Landscape Painters, Leigh-on-Sea, 1925, II, p. 202, pl. 121.
K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, London, 1954, p. 64, pls. 20 and 21.
Anon., exhibition review, The Times, 28 October 1961, p. 4, 'The two early landscapes which so uniquely illustrate a capacity for landscape painting, otherwise confined to the backgrounds of the portraits'.
K. Garlick, 'A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence', The Walpole Society, XXXIX, 1964, p. 209.
K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence: A complete Catalogue of the oil paintings, Oxford, 1989, no. 890, pls. 7a and b.
K. Garlick, 'Two Lawrence Landscapes', The Ashmolean, 1993, pp. 15-20, figs. 1 and 2.
M. Levey, Sir Thomas Lawrence, New Haven and London, 2005, pp. 104-5, pls. 58 and 59.
London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, English Paintings and Drawings c. 1780-1830, Winter 1933-1934, nos. 11 and 19.
Bristol, City Art Gallery, Sir Thomas Lawrence, 5 July-31 August 1951, nos. 32 and 33.
London, The Arts Council of Great Britain, Early English Landscapes from Colonel Grant's Collection, Winter 1952-1953, nos. 32 and 33.
London, Arthur Tooth, November-December 1953, nos. 13 and 14.
London, Royal Academy of Arts, Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A., 1769-1830, 28 October-31 December 1961, nos. 32 and 34.
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, on loan, 1992-1996.