Sold to Sigismund Rucker, 1851 for £157.10s (no. 161).
Edward Bowles Fripp, Clifton.
His sale; Christie's, London, 20 April 1855, lot 2, as: 'The Temple of the Sun'.
Bought at the above sale by Lloyd for 235 gns (£246.15).
A. Ross, London.
His sale; Christie's, 23 March 1901, lot 81, as: ‘Temple of the Sun’.
Acquired at the above sale by Sir J. McKay for 63 gns.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, Belgravia, 20 November 1973, lot 115, as: 'A View of the Diana Temple at Efesos'.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 24 June 1988, lot 70.
with Mathaf Gallery, London (inv. no. R103).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
D. Roberts, MS Record Books, v.1 f.134r and 136r, the former with date, 1850, the latter with a small pen and ink sketch of the painting numbered 144 and annotated: 'The Ruins of The Smaller Temple of Baalbec/painted for Sigismund Rucker Recd fro the same/Frame included one Hundred & Fifty Guineas.' (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven).
The Athenaeum, 1850, p. 533.
The Art Journal, 1850, p. 170.
Illustrated London News, 1850, p. 398.
J. Ballantine, The Life of David Roberts, R.A.: Compiled from His Journals and Other Sources, Edinburgh, 1866, pp. 169-170 and 251, no. 161, as: 'Remains of the Eastern Portico of the Temple of the Sun at Baalbec, Mount Lebanon in the distance'.
London, Royal Academy of Art, 1850. no. 277, as: 'Remains of the Eastern Portico of the Temple of the Sun in Baalbec, Mount Lebanon in the distance'.
London, Barbican Art Gallery, David Roberts, 6 November 1986-4 January 1987, no. 179.