By descent to the sitter's eldest daughter Fanny, Lady FitzWalter.
Major General Lewis Edward Knight (son of the sitter's younger daughter) of Milgate Park, Kent.
The above's sister, Agnes Charlotte, wife of Narbrough Hughes D'Aeth of Knowlton Court, Kent.
At Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire by 1930, and by descent.
THE PROPERTY OF A FAMILY TRUST
J. Northcote, R.A., The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, 1819, I, p. 184.
E.M. Johnson, Francis Cotes, Oxford, 1976, pp. 27 and 93, no. 255, illus. fig. 72.
J. Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867 (in The Paul Mellon Collection), 1978, pp. 107-8, under no. 103.
G. Jackson-Stops, Exhibition Catalogue for The Treasure Houses of Great Britain, Washington, 1985-6, under no. 448.
Almost certainly London, Royal Academy, 1769, no. 23.
London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of British Art, c. 1000-1860, 1934, no. 368.
Montreal, Museum of Fine Art, Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Toronto, Art Gallery, and Toledo Ohio, Museum of Art, British Painting in the Eighteenth Century, 1957-8, no. 5.
London, Sotheby's, Childhood, 1988, no. 61.
Madrid, Museo del Prado, Pintura Britanica de Hogarth a Turner, 1988-9, no. 23.