Sir Henry Russell, 1st Bart. (1751-1836), and then by descent to
Sir George Russell, 5th Bart., Swallowfield Park, Reading, Berkshire.
with Arthur Tooth & Sons, London.
The prime version of this portrait appears to be the one in the collection of Dover Museum, Kent which passed by descent in the Russell family until 2000. The provenance and literature listed almost certainly relate to that painting rather than the present work.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HALSTED B. VANDER POEL
Lady Russell, Swallowfield and its Owners, 1901, illustrated facing p. 252.
H. Ward and W. Roberts, Romney, London, 1904, II, pp. 137-8.
London, British Institution, 1862, no. 199.