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Apparently first recorded in the collection of the 2nd Duke of Sutherland (1786-1861) at Stafford House, London in 1844; Stafford House was sold by the 4th Duke, Cromartie Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1851-1913), in 1913, but the present lot is not recorded in the first Stafford House dispersal sale of 1908; probably bought privately from the 4th Duke by
Joseph Duveen (1869-1939) and recorded as with Messrs. Duveen 1908-23, by whom sold to
George Jay Gould (1864-1923), and by descent to the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
Mrs. Jameson, Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London, 1844, p. 208, no. 141.
W. Hazlitt, Criticisms on Art, II, 1844, appendix II, p. XI, no. 122.
G.F. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, II, 1854, pp. 68-9. D. Dillon, Rubens, 1909, p. 236, and pl. CCCCLXVIII.