Marquess of Exeter, Burghley House, London, in 1888. John Edward Taylor, London; (his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 1-4, 9-10 July 1912, 1st day, no. 17, as by Riccio); (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 11 November 1912 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.
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