(Probably) King Louis-Philippe of France; given to the Louvre and exhibited there in the Galerie Espagnole 1838-48, but restored to the King as his private property after the revolution of 1848 and sold by his heirs; Christie’s, 21 May 1853 (=6th day), lot 423, as ‘Antolinéz y Savabia’ (10 gns. to Barnett).
Lord Northwick, Thirlestane House, Cheltenham; (†), sale, Phillips (on the premises), 23 Aug. 1859 (=17th day), lot 1653, as Murillo (33 gns. to H. Whiting of Worcester).
H. Whiting, Worcester.
Mr. Conder, Colwell, new Malvern, purchased from the above.
His grandson, Edward Conder, by whom sold c. 1952.
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 29 May 1992, lot 334, where acquired by the present owner.
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
C. B. Curtis, Velázquez and Murillo, 1883, p. 191, no. 178d.
M. S. Soria, José Antolínez. Retratos y otras obras, Archivo Español de Arte, IXXX, no. 113, 1956, pp. 6-7 and pl. VI.
D. Angulo Iñiguez, José Antolínez, 1957, pp. 29 and 42 and pl. 40.
J. A. Gaya Nuño, La pintura española fuera de España, 1958, no. 255.
D. Angulo Iñiguez, Murillo, 1981, II, p. 442, no. 1.487.
J. Baticle and C. Marinas, La Galerie espagnole de Louis-Philippe au Louvre 1838-1848, 1981, pp. 31-2.