From time to time, Christie's may offer a lot which it owns in whole or in part. This is such a lot.
Purchased either by Robert Palmer (died 1787) or his only son Richard Palmer (died 1806).
Mrs. Golding Palmer and by descent; Christie's, London, 28 July 1916, lot 26 (3400 gns. to Agnew).
with Agnew's, London.
John N. Willys, New York, by 1925 and by descent; Christie's, New York, 29 January 1999, lot 115 ($2,092,500=£1,271,264 to Spink-Leger).
with Spink-Leger, London, from whom acquired by a private West Coast collector.
G.W. Fulcher, Life of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A., 1856, p. 207.
E. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, 1958, p. 121, no. 996, fig. 272.
J. Mayne, 'Thomas Gainsborough's Exhibition Box', Victoria and Albert Museum Bulletin, I, no. 3, July 1965, p. 24.
J. Hayes, The Landscape Painting of Thomas Gainsborough, London, 1982, I, pp. 182, 229; II, pp. 563-64, no. 180, illustrated.
London, Schomberg House, 1786.
London, British Institution, 1845, no. 79 or 86.