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(Presumably) Robert, 2nd Earl of Sunderland (1641-1702), Althorp, Northamptonshire, and by descent at Althorp to
Hon. John Spencer (1708-1746) (younger brother of Charles, 5th Earl of Sunderland and 3rd Duke of Marlborough, K.G.), by whom bequeathed to his son
John Spencer, subsequently 1st Earl Spencer (1734-1783), and by descent at Althorp to
Edward, 8th Earl Spencer, L.V.O. (1924-1992).
with Johnny van Haeften, London, 1985.
G. Vertue, Notebooks, London, 1732, a 'peice [sic] by Teniers' with a monogram'.
G. Knapton, Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorpe and Wimbledon belonging to the late Honble Mr Spencer, 1746, no. 171, in 'The eating Room'.
A Catalogue of the Pictures of Althrop [sic], 1750, as 'Hermits', in 'The Little Parlour'.
Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorp, November 1802, 'Hermit in a Cave', in the Drawing room.
T.F. Dibdin, Aedes Althorpianae, 1822, p. 30.
G. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., III, London, 1831, p. 437, no. 666.
Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorp House, privately printed, 1851, no. 42.
G.F. Waagen, Treasures of Art, III, London, 1854, p. 459.
K.J. Garlick, 'A Catalogue of Pictures at Althorp', Walpole Society, XLV, Glasgow, 1976, p. 81, no. 629.
K. Ertz, Josse de Momper der Jüngere, Freren, 1986, p. 412, fig. 524.
London, British Institution, 1860, no. 179.