With Horace G. Commin, Bournemouth, 1953, where acquired by
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 July 1959, lot 51 (£35 to Schwartz) and sold to
Dr. T.E. Hanley, by descent to his widow.
Anonymous sale; Parke-Bernet, New York, 13 January 1970, lot 124 (to Philip Duschnes), from whom purchased by
William W. Appleton, New York.
Probably 'Bits of biography: Blake, the vision seer, and Martin, the York minister incendiary', The Monthly Magazine, XV, 1833, pp. 244-245.
Probably, W.M. Rossetti, 'Annotated catalogue of Blake's pictures and drawings' in A. Gilchrist, Life of William Blake, II, 1863, p. 243, list 2, no. 28; 1880, p. 261, list 2, no. 22.
Probably, G.E. Bentley Jr., Blake Records, New Haven, 1969, pp. 298-299.
M. Butlin, The Paintings and drawings of William Blake, New Haven, 1981, I, pp. 520-521, no. 736; II, pl. 948.