By descent from the artist to his niece,
Mary Palmer, Marchioness of Thomond (1750-1820), by whom given to
George Simon, 2nd Earl Harcourt (1736-1809)
and by descent until; Sotheby's, London, 2 June 2003, lot 1.
with Hazlitt's, London, 2004.
Professor Ian Craft.
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D. Hudson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, 1958, p. 18.
T. Clifford, A. Griffiths and M. Royalton-Kisch, Gainsborough and Reynolds in the British Museum, London, 1978, p. 25, no. 83.
N. Penny, Reynolds, London, 1986, p. 168.
D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. (1723-1792), The Self-Portraits, Plymouth, 1992, no. 1, p. 11.
D. Mannings and M. Postle, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, New Haven and London, 2001, p. 46.
M. Hallett, Reynolds: portraiture in action, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 39-40.
London, 45 Park Lane, Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1937, no. 86, lent by Aubrey Harcourt.
London, Royal Academy, British Portraits, 1956, no. 649.
Birmingham, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Exhibition of Works by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1961, no. 89a.
Plymouth, Plymouth Art Gallery, Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. - 250th Anniversary Exhibition, 1973, no. 57.
Plymouth, Plymouth Art Gallery, Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. (1723-1792), The Self Portraits, 1992, no. 1.