Mrs Blake, bequeathed to
P Alexander Macmillan 1876
Quaritch 1842, sold 30 June 1886 to
W. Graham Robertson; Christie's, 22 July 1949, lot 73 as 'Unknown subject' with three other drawings (¨18.80 to Maggs)
George Goyder, sold 1966 to
Agnew, sold 1966 to Lady Melchett; Christie's, 9 Nov. 1971, lot 79 as 'The Deluge'
K. Preston, ed. The Blake Collection of W. Graham Robertson, Described by the Collector, 1952, pp. 180, 212 no. 102 as 'Imploring Group'
M. Butlin, The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake, 1981, p. 30 no. 79, repr. pl. 77
London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, The Works of William Blake, 1876, on 'The Deluge' framed with 'two other sketches', lent Alexander Macmillan Agnew, French and English Drawings 1780-1965, June-July 1966, no. 25 as 'The Deluge'