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Thomas Butts, and by descent to
Thomas Butts, Jun.; sale, Foster's, London, 20 June 1853, lot 97 (10 shillings [with lot 96, The Church and Christ] to Golding).
(Possibly) J.C. Strange, in 1863.
The Rev. Samuel Prince; Sotheby's, London, 11-14 December 1865 [= 1st day], lot 281, with Blake's Christ Blessing the Little Children (11 gns. to Hayes).
Alfred Aspland, by 1876; Sotheby's, London, 27 January 1885, lot 92 (9 gns. to Gray).
J. Annan Bryce, by whom sold in 1904 to W. Graham Robertson; Christie's, London, 22 July 1949, lot 26 (450 gns. to Agnew's on behalf of George Goyder).
From the Collection of the late George Goyder, C.B.E. (1908-1997)
W.M. Rossetti, 'Annotated Catalogue of Blake's Pictures and Drawings', List I of works in colour in A. Gilchrist, Life of William Blake, London, 1863, II, p. 226, no. 135.
W.M. Rossetti, 'Annotated Catalogue of Blake's Pictures and Drawings', enlarged, in A. Gilchrist, Life of William Blake, New and Enlarged Edition, London, 1880, p. 208, no. 10, as of 1790.
R.E. Fry, 'Three Pictures in Tempera by William Blake', in The Burlington Magazine, IV, 1904, pp. 205-6, illustrated, p. 207.
L. Binyon, The Drawings and Engravings of William Blake, 1922, pl. 13, as of 1790.
K. Preston, The Blake Collection of W. Graham Robertson, described by the Collector, London, 1952, pp. 146-8, no. 54, pl. 40.
G. Keynes, William Blake's Illustrations to the Bible (with an Introduction by George Goyder), London, 1957, p. 30, no. 95, illustrated.
A.S. Roe, 'The Thunder of Egypt', in A.H. Rosenfeld, ed., William Blake: Essays for S. Foster Damon, 1969, p. 182, pl. 19.
D. Bindman, Blake as an Artist, Oxford, 1977, p. 122.
M. Butlin, The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake, New Haven and London, 1981, p. 326, no. 404, pl. 504.
London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, The Works of William Blake, 1876, no. 136.
London, Carfax Gallery & Co., Works by William Blake, January 1904, no. 29.
London, Carfax Gallery & Co., Frescoes, Prints and Drawings by William Blake, June-July 1906, no. 11.
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, loan of works by Blake from the W. Graham Robertson collection, 1910 (no catalogue).
London, Tate Gallery, Works by William Blake, 1913, no. 22 (catalogue entries by A.G.B. Russell).
London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Blake Centenary Exhibition, 1927, no. 17.
London, Tate Gallery, William Blake (1757-1827), March-September 1947, no. 46.
Bournemouth, Southampton and Brighton, Original Works by William Blake from the Graham Robertson Collection, April-June 1949, no. 32.
London, Arts Council Gallery, The Tempera Paintings of William Blake, June-July 1951, no. 20 (catalogue by G. Keynes).
Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, William Blake (1757-1827) Bicentenary Celebration, April-May 1957, no. 2.
London, Tate Gallery with the Arts Council, The Romantic Movement, July-September 1959, no. 21.
London, Tate Gallery, William Blake, 8 March-21 May 1978, no. 136, illustrated.
London, Tate Gallery, on loan, 1995-2008.
London, Tate Britain, William Blake, November 2000-February 2001, no. 45.