Etienne Texier d'Hautefeuille (d. 1703),as by Domenichino, who left his paintings to the Knights of Malta who presumably sold them (see A. Blunt, Nicolas Poussin, A Critical Catalogue, 1968, pp. 123 and 135).
Philippe, Duc d'Orléans, catalogue nos. 227 and 231 (as 'Le Batelier' and 'Les Chasseurs' by 'Annibale Carracci') and then by descent to Philippe Égalité, Duc d'Orléans; Bryan's, London, 26 December 1798, lots 19 and 27 as 'Annibale Carracci' (600 gns. each to the Earl of Carlisle); then by descent to
The Hon. Geoffrey W.A. Howard, Castle Howard, York, (+); Christie's, London, 18 February 1944, lots 17 and 18, as 'A. Carracci' (28gns. and 16 gns. to Beck).
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 29 March 1974, lots 29 and 30 (£44,100 and £29,400 respectively).
Please note the additional information for this lot:
Rome, Musei Capitolini, Classicismo e Natura: La lezione di Domenichino (catalogue entry by C. Whitfield), 15 November 1996-2 February 1997, pp. 85-88, illustrated, as by Domenichino.
Dubois de Saint-Gelais, Description des Tableaux du Palais-Royal, 1727, nos. 43 and 45.
W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, I, 1824, p. 79, no. 3 (as 'Landscape called Le Batelier' by 'Annibale Carracci') and no. 7 (as 'Landscape, called La Chasse au Vol', by 'Annibale Carracci').
Dr. G. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, II, 1854, p. 489 and III, 1854, pp. 319-20.
C. Stryienski, La Galerie du Régent, 1913, pp. 11 and 168, no. 227 and 231 (as 'Le Batelier' and 'Les Chasseurs' by 'Annibale Carracci').
R.E. Spear, Domenichino, New Haven and London, 1982, p. 320 (under doubtful and wrongly attributed paintings: 'an attribution to Viola is preferable').
R.E. Spear,in the exhibition catalogue, Domenichino, Rome, Palazzo Venezia, 10 Oct. 1996-14 Jan. 1997, p. 165, fig. 6, as Giovanni Battisti Viola.
Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, 1962.