By descent to Lady Millais, widow of the artists's son Everett, by 1898.
Anon. sale; Christie's, 17 April 1959, lot 48 (15 gns. to Dolane).
Anon. sale; Christie's, 26 October 1962, lot 55 (16 gns. to Douglas Wing, Old Hall Gallery, Rye), from whom bought by the father of the present owner.
M.H. Spielmann, Millais and his Works, London, 1898, pp. 137, 173. J.G. Millais, The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, London, 1899, vol. II, pp. 83, 477.
London, Society of Portrait Painters, 1896, no. 108.
London, Royal Academy, Works of the late Sir John Everett Millais, Bart., President of the Royal Academy, 1898, no. 159.