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Probably acquired by Sir William FitzHerbert, 1st Bt., whilst on the Grand Tour, circa 1768-9.
The Contents and amount of the Household furniture belonging to Wm. Fitzherbert Esq. at Tissington in the County of Derby as herein after mentioned, December of 22nd 1770 - 'In The Hall - 2 Mahogany pedestals with busts. . .£2-2s-0'
An Inventory of the Household Furniture now in Tissington Hall May of 30th 1775 - 'Goods in the Great Hall - 2 large Mahogany therms or pedestals & Busts'
'Tissington Hall. - II. Derbyshire, The Seat of Sir Hugo Meynell FitzHerbert, Bt.', Country Life, 18 March 1911, p. 382, illustrated in situ in the New Library
G. Jackson-Stops, 'Tissington Hall, Derbyshire - I', Country Life, 15 July 1976, p. 159, fig. 3
G. Jackson-Stops, 'Tissington Hall, Derbyshire - II', Country Life, 22 July 1976, p. 215, fig. 4
F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique - The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900, New Haven and London, 1981, no. 21