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Presented by the sitter's executors to Boyle's Endowed School at Yetminster, circa 1697, until 1955, when the School closed and Boyle's Educational Foundation was created to replace the previous board of governors, to which all property passed (portrait in possession of Mrs Stone, one of the trustees from circa 1967).
THE PROPERTY OF BOYLE'S EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF YETMINSTER, DORSET
J. Hutchins, History & Antiquities of the County of Dorset, London, 1815, IV, p. 269.
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, I, London, 1952, p. 273.
R.E.W. Maddison, 'The Portraiture of Robert Boyle', The Annals of Science, XV, 1959, pp. 170-171, pl. 22.
Sherborne Museum, Dorset, on loan, 1972-1974.
Dorset County Museum, on loan, 1977.