London, National Portrait Gallery, “Gainsborough’s Family Album,” Nov. 15, 2018-Feb. 3, 2019, p. 156-157, traveled to Princeton University Art Museum, Feb. 23- June 5, 2019
Presumably painted for Philip Dupont, husband of the sitter and the artist’s brother-in-law (died 1788), Sudbury; by descent to his grandson Richard Gainsborough Dupont (died 1874), also of Sudbury, by 1856 [Fulcher 1856]; sold with his collection, Wheeler and Westoby, Sudbury, May 29, 1874, no. 127, as “Mrs. Philip Dupont, wife of the above [no. 126]”, to J.H. Chance for 36 gns. [label on the picture’s stretcher, the price given in an annotated copy of the catalogue at Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, the buyer in Graves 1918, p. 328; the supposed pendant, no. 126 in the sale and described as “Philip Dupont, the artist’s nephew [sic]” was also acquired by Chance and is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, but see Warner 1996]; J. H. Chance, to at least 1887 [Ipswich 1887]. Probably William Carr (died 1925), Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk [in a letter of August 22, 1993 in curatorial file, his granddaughter, Countess Ferrers, suggested that he acquired it when he enlarged Ditchingham Hall about 1911]. His son, Brigadier William Greenwood Carr, D.S.O., Ditchingham Hall (died 1982), certainly by 1955 [annotated photograph in the Ellis Waterhouse archive, Paul Mellon Center, London]; by descent to his daughter, Annabel Mary, Countess Ferrers. Richard L. Feigen and Co., New York, by 1986; sold to the Art Institute, 1987.
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