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(Possibly) Bradshaw Pierson; Christie's, London, 3 February 1781, lot 67, as 'Paduanino [sic]: The adulteress before Christ' (3 gns. to Moore).
Presumably acquired in the late 18th Century by Thomas, 2nd Baron Lyttleton [of the 1st creation] (1744-1779), Hagley Hall, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, by whom bequeathed with Hagley to his uncle
William, 1st Baron Westcote, afterwards 1st Baron Lyttleton [of the 2nd creation] (1724-1808), and by descent at Hagley to
Charles, 5th Baron Lyttleton (1842-1922), who in 1889 also succeeded as 8th Viscount Cobham on the death of his kinsman, the 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, and by descent at Hagley to the present owner.
Catalogue of Pictures at Hagley Hall, Worcestershire, Stourbridge, 1834, no. 107, as after Padovanino.
A Catalogue of the Pictures at Hagley Hall, London, 1900, no. 134, as A. Varotari.
Birmingham, City Art Gallery, no. 112, as 'A. Varotari.'