(Possibly) Principe di Avellino, Naples: ‘un quadro di p.[almi] 4 x 5: Nostro Signore avanti a Caifas de Stemen’.
with Thomas Jenkins (1722–1798), Rome, between 1757 and 1779, and from whom purchased by the following,
James Hugh Smith-Barry (1746–1801), Belmont and later Marbury Hall, Cheshire, and by descent to
Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry, 1st Baron Barrymore (1843–1925), Marbury Hall, Northwich, Cheshire; his sale (†), Sotheby’s, London, 21 June 1933, lot 20, as ‘Gerard van Honthorst’.
Anonymous sale [A. Manning Davies, Llandudno]; Christie’s, London, 18 December 1936, lot 77, as ‘G. van Honthorst’ (12 gns. to the following).
Bertram Bisgood, by whom presented to the present owner.
The Society of Jesus Trust
A catalogue of paintings, statues, busts, etc. at Marbury Hall, the seat of John Smith Barry, Esq., in the county of Chester, Warrington, 1814, p. 7, no. 156, as ‘G. Della Notte’.
G. Waagen, Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, Supplement, IV, London, 1857, p. 413: ‘Gerard Honthorst. - 3. Christ before Pilate by candlelight. 4. Peter delivered from prison by the angel. Both good pictures.’
H. Pauwels, ‘De Schilder Matthias Stomer’, Gentse Bijdragen tot de Kunstgeschiedenis, XIV, 1953, p. 162 and 187.
R.E. Spear, Caravaggio and His Followers, Cleveland, 1971, p. 168, under no. 64.
B. Nicolson, ‘Caravaggio and the Caravaggesques: Some Recent Research’, The Burlington Magazine, CXVI, 1974, p. 615.
B. Nicolson, ‘Stomer Brought Up-to-Date’, The Burlington Magazine, CXIX, 1977, p. 239.
B. Nicolson, The International Caravaggesque Movement, Oxford, 1979, p. 94.
B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, I, Turin, 1989, p. 183.
Birmingham, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Matthias Stom, Isaac blessing Jacob, 29 October 1999-16 January 2000, no. 7 (catalogue entry by Richard Verdi).