Sir Joseph Benjamin Robinson, Bt. (1840-1929), South Africa; his sale, Christie's, London, 6 July 1923, lot 61 (unsold), and by descent to his daughter,
Princess Labia, South Africa, and by descent until 2001.
Anonymous sale [The Property of a Gentleman]; Sotheby's, London, 12 July 2001, lot 54.
with Johnny van Haeften, London.
Private collection, Sydney, Australia, 2002-2005.
with Johnny van Haeften, London, when acquired by the present owner in December 2005.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION (LOTS 14, 21 & 25)
H. Shipp, 'Treasures of the Robinson Collection', Apollo, LXVIII, August 1958, p. 42.
A. Scharf, 'The Robinson Collection', The Burlington Magazine, C, September 1958, p. 304, as one of 'three characteristic and spirited portraits by Bartholomeus van der Helst'.
J. van Gent, Bartholomeus van der Helst (ca.1613-1670) Een studie naar zijn leven en werk', Zwolle, 2011, p. 180, no. 26.
London, Royal Academy, The Robinson Collection, 1958, no. 5.
Cape Town, National Gallery of South Africa, The Joseph Robinson Collection, 1959, no. 38.
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Sammlung Sir Joseph Robinson, 1840-1929, 1962, no. 24.
Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, on loan, July 2002-January 2004.