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Henry Blackburn, Academy Notes: 1875 (London: Chatto and Windus, 1875), pp. 22–23, no. 233.
James Dafforne, “The Works of Edward J. Poynter, R. A.,” Art Journal 3 (1877), p. 51.
William Cosmo Monkhouse, Sir Edward John Poynter, President of the Royal Academy (London: Virtue & Co., 1897), n. p.
E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, The Works of John Ruskin, vol. 14 (London: George Allen, 1904), p. 273, no. 233.
Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their Work from its Foundation in 1769 to 1904, vol. 6 (London: H. Graves and Co., Ltd., 1906), p. 197, no. 233.
Burlington Magazine 114 (December 1972), p. lxiv (ill.).
Fine Art Society, Paintings, Water-Colours, and Drawings from the Handley-Read Collection, exh. cat. (London: Fine Arts Society, 1974), under no. 63.
London, Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, 1875, cat. 233.
Collection of the artist, 1875 [lent to London 1875, along with The Golden Age, 2002.379]. Possibly B. Thomas [according to Fine Arts Society 1974]. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London, by 1972, with The Golden Age [see Burlington Magazine 1972]; sold to Suzette Morton Davidson (née Zurcher) (died 1996), Santa Barbara and Chicago, 1973 with The Golden Age [according to bill of sale, dated January 31, 1973, copy in curatorial file]; bequeathed to the Art Institute with her husband Eugene Davidson (died 2002) having life interest, 2002.
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