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Mrs Somers Smith, by whom sold to R.S. Bond, Surbiton, in 1896.
Anonymous sale; Knight, Frank and Rutley, 21 May 1954, lot 22.
with Spink & Son, London, 1955 (sold to Drown).
Mrs H.W. Standring, Warwick, by 1958; Sotheby's, London, 19 July 1978, lot 21.
The Connoisseur, March 1955, LVIII.
E.K. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, London, 1958, p. 105, no. 816a., fig. 35.
J. Hayes, The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough: A Critical Text and Catalogue Raisonné, II, London, 1982, p. 393, under no. 58.
London, Greater London Council, The French Taste in English Painting during the first half of the 18th Century, Summer Exhibition 1968, no. 40 (lent by H.L. Standring).
Romania and Hungary, The British Council, British Portraits, 1971-3 (lent by Mr and Mrs Standling).