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Inscription

by later hand, lower right in graphite: [S?]; by later hand, center verso in pen and brown ink: From Sir. J. Reynolds, *Lord Somers, & [Richardson Jr] collections / *Lord Somers' mark is between the two center(underlined) figures, thus P.5; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 30952 A477; by later hand on mat, upper left verso in graphite: [?] Martin 9546

Provenance

Jonathan Richardson, Jr. [1694-1771], London (Lugt 2170). Lord John Somers [1650-1716], London (according to inscription). Sir Joshua Reynolds [1723-1792], London (Lugt 2364). Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Bibliography
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 180 (color).