Probably a gift of the artist to Goodenough Earle, Barton Grange, Somerset; by descent to Francis Wheat Newton; sold 1913 to (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London); sold that same year to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); sold 1914 to C.R. Williams. Howard Sturges [d. 1955]; gift 1956 to NGA.
- Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788, Tate Britain, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2002-2003, no. 10, repro. (shown only in Washington and Boston).
- Hayes, John. The Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough. 2 vols. London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 1970 and 1971:152
- Hayes/Stainton 1983, 12.