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Purchased 'on the Continent, about 1760' by Sir Charles Whitworth (according to Jameson), from whom acquired by
Welbore Ellis Agar (1735-1805), Commissioner of Customs, by whom bequeathed as part of his collection to his two illegitimate sons,
Welbore Felix and Emmanuel Felix Agar, from whom purchased en bloc, in 1806 by
Robert, 2nd Earl of Grosvenor and subsequently 1st Marquess of Westminster, K.G., P.C. (1767-1845), and by descent in the Westminster collection at Grosvenor House, London and Eaton Hall, Cheshire.
PROPERTY OF THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER
A. Jameson, Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London, London, 1844, p. 244, no. 10, as 'Baroccio'.
A. Young, Catalogue of the Pictures at Grosvenor House, London, 1821, p. 17, no. 57, pl. 17, as 'Baroccio'.