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By inheritance to the sitter's son, Thomas Lister Parker [1779-1858], Browsholme, York County, until at least 1817;[1] probably by inheritance to Thomas Lister, 4th baron Ribblesdale [1854-1925], Gisburne Park, near Clitheroe, York County, from at least 1878;[2] purchased 2 July 1918 by (Thos. Agnew & Sons., Ltd., London); sold 27 February 1919 to Lady Michelham [d. 1927], London; sold 28 November 1921 back to (Thos. Agnew & Sons., Ltd., London);[3] sold 17 May 1923 to (Arthur J. Sulley & Co., London).[4] Mr. and Mrs. William Larimer Mellon, Pittsburgh, by 1925;[5] their daughter, Margaret Mellon Hitchcock [Mrs. Thomas Mellon Hitchcock, b. 1901], New York; gift 1995 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Pictures by Deceased British Artists, British Institution, London, 1817, no. 4.
Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1883-1884, no. 91.
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters and Deceased Masters of the British School. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, 1908, no. 151.
An Exhibition of Paintings by Old Masters from Pittsburgh Collections, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1925, no. 66.
Catalogue of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, 1883-1884. London, 1884: 46, no. 91.
Graves, Algernon, and William Vine Cronin. A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds. 4 vols. London, 1899: 2:588-589.
Armstrong, Sir Walter. Sir Joshua Reynolds, First President of the Royal Academy. London and New York, 1900: 217.
Baldry, Alfred Lys. Sir Joshua Reynolds. London and New York, 1903: xli.
Waterhouse, Ellis K. Reynolds. London, 1941: 56, 93.
Mannings, David. Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings. 2 vols. New Haven, 2000: 1:308, no. 1134, 2:364, fig. 813.