with Martin Colnaghi, London, from whom acquired through F.B. Henson for £1,400, probably between 1888 and 1892, by the following,
Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton (1837-1909), by whom placed in the Ball-Room Anti-Room, Chesterfield House, Mayfair, and by descent at Chesterfield House and Needwood.
PROPERTY OF THE BURTON PROPERTY TRUST (LOTS 67-70)
R.J.B. Walker, ‘New Portraits at Number Ten’, Country Life, 15 June 1972, pp. 1534-6, fig. 5.
E.M. Johnson, Francis Cotes: Complete Edition with a Critical Essay and a Catalogue, London, 1976, pp. 27 and 96, no. 270, fig. 75.
London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition: Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters and by Deceased Masters of the British School, 1894, no. 38, as 'Portrait of Master Smith' (lent by Lord Burton).
Birmingham City Art Gallery, on loan, 1963-1972.
London, No. 10 Downing Street, on loan.
London, Kenwood House, on loan.
Leeds Castle, on loan, 2004-2014.