James Price, London; Christie's, London, June 15, 1895, lot 72, as Thomas Gainsborough (200gns.).
The Princely Liechtenstein collection, as John Singleton Copley.
An attribution to Thomas Hickey (active 1756-1816) has been suggested.
Sir W. Armstrong, Gainsborough, 1898, p. 193, as 'Miss Carr' by Gainsborough.
F.W. Bayley, John Singleton Copley, 1915, p. 74, as John Singleton Copley.
A. Kronfeld, Catalogue of the Fuerstlich Liechtensteinsche Gemldegalerie, Vienna, 1927, p. 178, and 1931, p. 177, no. 884, as John Singleton Copley of Miss Carr.
J.H. Morgan, John Singleton Copley, 1939, p. 8, as 'Mrs. Singleton Copley' by John Singleton Copley.
Lucerne, Kunstmuseum, Meisterwerke aus den Sammlungen des Fursten von Liechtenstein, June 5-Oct. 13, 1948, no. 2, as John Singleton Copley.