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Presumably by inheritance in the sitter's family, the Earls of Harborough, at Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray, Lincolshire, to Lucy, eldest daughter of Philip Sherard, 5th Earl of Harborough (1767-1807), who married Col. the Hon. Henry Cecil Lowther, 2nd son of William 1st Earl of Lonsdale, K.G., in 1817, and then by descent to Lancelot Lowther, 6th Earl of Lonsdale, O.B.E, Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumberland; Christie's, 7 March 1952, lot 38 (210 gns to Lord Gretton).
John, 2nd Lord Gretton (1902-1982), Stapleford Park, Leicestershire, and by inheritance.
The Property of The Trustees of Lord Gretton.
Stapleford Park, privately printed, circa 1960, p.12, when in the Saloon.
W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists, Dublin and London, 1913, p. 522.
A. Crookshank and the Knight of Glin, The Painters of Ireland c. 1660-1920, London, 1978, p. 88.
A. Crookshank and the Knight of Glin, Ireland's Painters 1600-1940, New Haven and London, 2002, p. 101.
London, Royal Academy, 1782, no. 21.
Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, London, National Portrait Gallery, and Belfast, Ulster Museum Irish Portraits 1660-1860, August 1969 - March 1970, no. 52, lent by Lord Gretton.