Sydney H. Pavière, The Devis Family of Painters (Leigh-on-Sea, 1950), pp. 45, 67, nos. 61-63.
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 127.
Ellen Gates D’Oench, “Arthur Devis (1712-1787): Master of the Georgian Conversation Piece,” Ph.D. diss., Yale Univrsity, 1979 (Ann Arbor, Michigan, University Microfilms, 1984), pp. 138, 471, fig. 131.
Malcolm Warner in Susan Wise and Malcolm Warner, French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1996), pp. 210-212, ill.
New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis and His Contemporaries, October 1 - November 30, 1980 (catalogue by Ellen Gates D’Oench), no. 42.
Probably the Hon. Frederick Wallop (1870-1953), London [C.H. Collins Baker in a letter to Hans Huth, January 13, 1948, in curatorial file stated that he knew the picture when it was in Wallop’s collection]. Palser and Sons, 1919 [see New Haven 1980 and letter of March 19, 1993 from Gabriel Naughton of Agnew’s to Malcolm Warner in curatorial file]; sold by Palser and Sons to Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1919 [see letter cited above]; sold by Agnew’s to Ehrich Galleries, New York, 1919 [see letter cited above]. Sold by Ehrich Galleries at Anderson Galleries, New York, November 8-9, 1922, lot 116 to A.C. Bower for $370 [the price is given in a annotated copy of the sale catalogue in Ryerson Library of the Art Institute and the buyer is given in New Haven 1980]. Emily Crane Chadbourne, Washington, D.C., by 1932; on loan to the Art Institute, 1932-1951; given to the Art Institute, 1951.
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