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Inscription

lower right in pen and black ink: JAW 1799; in graphite on verso of mount: Peamore--1799 Given to Francis Abbott / March 1, 1832

Provenance

Given by the artist to his son, Francis Abbott (1832); by descent in the family (sale, Sotheby's London, 21 March 2002, no. 169); (Spink-Leger, London); (sale, Sotheby's London 20 November 2003, no. 58); (Lowell Libson Ltd., London); purchased by NGA, 2007.

Exhibition History
2006
Of the Moment: British Landscapes and Figure Studies of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Lowell Libson Ltd at Trinity Art, New York, 2006, no. 9.
2008
Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, no. 59.