Thomas George Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook, by whom the picture was commissioned from the artist.
Nina, Countess of Northbrook.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 5 October 1951, lot 128.
Lady Loch; Christie's, London, 6 March 1981, lot 95.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 November 1996, lot 288.
with Spink, from whom acquired by the present owner, 1 July 1997.
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Lady Strachey, The Letters of Edward Lear, 1907, p. 318, no. 272 or 273.
Lady Strachey, The Later Letters of Edward Lear, 1911, p. 145.
V. Noakes, Edward Lear, Catalogue of the Royal Academy exhibition, 1985, p. 154.
London, Gooden and Fox, Edward Lear, 1968, no. 22.