Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 17 November 1971, lot 129.
with Frost & Reed, London.
with Christopher Wood, London.
Edmund J. and Suzanne McCormick, acquired from the above in 1980.
Their sale; Sotheby's, New York, 28 February 1990, lot 135.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
Susan P. Casteras, 'An Exhibition Review of The Blessed Damozel', The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, vol. 2, November 1981, p. 142. Grace Glueck, 'Gallery View', The New York Times, February 12, 1984, pp. 33, 35, (illustrated).
Susan P. Casteras, Images of Victorian Womanhood in English Art, London and Toronto, 1987, pp. 123-4, (illustrated).
Michelle Marder Kamhi, 'Victorian Treasures: Paintings from the McCormick Collection', Aristos, The Journal of Esthetics, vol. 3, no. 4, March 1987, p. 4, (illustrated).
Susan P. Casteras, Virtue Rewarded, Louisville, 1988, p. 42.
London, Royal Academy, 1855, no. 1314.
London, Christopher Wood, The Blessed Damozel: Women and Children in Victorian Art, 1980, no. 6 (illustrated).
New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, The Substance or the Shadow: Images of Victorian Womanhood, 1982, pp. 36, 63-4, pl. 25, (illustrated).
Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum, English Idylls: The Edmund J. and Suzanne McCormick Collection (Susan P. Casteras, ed.), 1984, pp. 26-7, no. 5, (illustrated).
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress 1837-1877, 1988, p. 71, (illustrated).