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Probably William, 6th Earl Fitzwilliam (d. 1902) and by descent at Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, until 1998.
Anonymous sale, in these Rooms, 11 February 1999, lot 302.
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
J. Musson, 'Treasures of the The Country Life Library', Country Life, 6 August 1998, p. 68-69, (illustrated in situ in the Sculpture Gallery at Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire).