Philip, 4th Baron Wharton (1613-1696), to his son;
Thomas, 1st Marquess of Wharton (1648-1716), to his son;
Philip James, Duke of Wharton (1698-1731), by whom sold in 1725 to
Sir Robert Walpole, later 1st Earl of Orford (1676-1745), to his son;
Robert Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford (c. 1701-1751); his sale, 13-14 June 1751, second day, lot 54 (38 gns. to Raymond Smart).
Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764), to his son;
Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke (1720-1790), Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, to his widow;
Jemima Yorke, suo jure Marchioness Grey and Baroness Lucas of Crudwell (1722-1797), Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, to her nephew;
Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey, 6th Baron Lucas (1781-1859), Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, to his daughter;
Anne Florence, Baroness Lucas, Countess Cowper (d. 1880), to her son;
Francis Thomas de Grey, 7th Earl Cowper, 7th Baron Lucas, 10th Baron Dingwall (1834-1905), Panshanger, Hertfordshire, to his nephew;
Auberon Thomas Herbert, 8th Baron Lucas, 11th Baron Dingwall (d. 1916), to his sister;
The Hon. Nan Ino Herbert, Baroness Lucas, to her daughter;
Anne, Lady Lucas and Dingwall; Sotheby's, London 24 June 1970, lot 15 (£20,000 to Lennox).
Anonymous sale [three beneficiaries]; Christie's, London, 4 May 1979, lot 51 (£5000 to Guttmann).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 24 April 1987, lot 71.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF MR. & MRS. WILLIAM D. GRAUE
[Possibly] H. Walpole, Aedes Walpolianae; or, A description of the
Collection of Pictures at Houghton-Hall in Norfolk, The Seat of the
Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford, London, 1752, p.52-53.
H. Walpole, Anecdotes of Painting in England, London, 1762, II, pp. 92-93 (at Wrest Park, 1771).
J. Smith, A catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish and French painters, London, 1831, III, p. 138, under no. 498.
M.L. Boyle, Biographical Catalogue of the Portraits at Panshanger, London, 1885, p. 381 (in the 'Large Dining-Room').
L. Cust, Anthony van Dyck: An Historical Study of his Life and Work, London, 1911, p. 282, no. 175 (Earl Cowper, Panshanger).
'Horace Walpole's Journals of Visits to Country Seats, & c.', in P. Toynbee, ed., The Walpole Society, 1927-28, XVI, p. 70 (Lord Hardwicke & the Marchioness of Grey, Wrest Park, June 1771).
A. Meyer, 'Sir William Musgrave's Lists of Portraits; with an Account of Head-Hunting in the Eighteenth Century', The Walpole Society, LIV, 1988, pp. 487-88 and 500.
E. Larsen, The Paintings of Anthony van Dyck, Freren, 1988, II, p. 379, no. 965 (US, Private Collection).
O. Millar, 'Philip, Lord Wharton, and his collection of portraits', Burlington Magazine, CXXXVI, London, August 1994, pp. 523 and 529.
A. Moore and L. Dukelskaya, ed., A Capital Collection: Houghton Hall and the Hermitage, New Haven and London, 2002, p. 448 (Grosvenor Street, in 'The Great Room Above').
O. Millar in S. Barnes, et al., Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven and London, 2004, pp. 582-83, no. IV.197, illustrated.
London, The National Gallery, on loan circa 1945-circa 1965.
London, National Portrait Gallery, Van Dyck in England, 19 November 1982-20 March 1983, no. 33.