The artist's sale; Greenwood's, London, 14 April 1796, lot 35, to Alexander, 3rd Earl of Fife, by whom placed in the South-West Drawing Room of Duff House, no. 8 and by descent to
Alexander, 6th Earl, and 1st Duke of Fife, to his wife
H.R.H. Princess Louise, the Princess Royal; Christie's, London, 18 July 1924, lot 126 (4,800 gns. to Aaron).
Mrs. J. Aaron, New York; Sotheby's, London, 26 June 1968, lot 35 (£18,000 to Leggatt).
Dr. Daniel M. McDonald, by 1970; (+), Christie's, London, 11 April 1997, lot 12 (£34,500=$55,900).
Catalogue of the Portraits & Pictures in the Different Houses belonging to James, Earl of Fife, London, 1807, p. 44.
A. Graves and W.V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., London, 1899, I, p. 183, illustrated.
Sir W. Armstrong, Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, 1900, p. 199.
E.K. Waterhouse, Reynolds, London, 1941, pp. 44 and 86.
London, Royal Academy, 1886, no. 27.
London, Leggatt Brothers, An Exhibition of Paintings from the Collection of Dr. D.M. McDonald, 1970, no. 31.
Denver Art Museum, 600 Years of British Painting, The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum, 1998-1999, pp. 131, 272, illustrated.