Mrs. Kellett, Rotherby, Leicestershire, a great-great-granddaughter of the sitter; Christie's, London, 12 June 1931, lot 58, where acquired for 1,650 gns. by the following
with Gooden and Fox, London.
with Scott and Fowles, New York, 1933.
with Knoedler, New York, where acquired on 5 January 1938, by
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York, and by descent within the family in 1960, and by inheritance to the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM KELLY SIMPSON
E.K. Waterhouse, Reynolds, London, 1941, p. 46.
D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A complete catalogue of his paintings, New Haven and London, 2000, I, p. 294, under no. 1066.
Edinburgh, Board of Manufactures, Works by Old Masters and Scottish National Portraits, 1883, no. 198.
San Francisco, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Loan Exhibition of English Painting of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, 1933, no. 43.