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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

1817
Pictures by Deceased British Artists, British Institution, London, 1817, no. 4.
1883
Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1883-1884, no. 91.
1908
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters and Deceased Masters of the British School. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, 1908, no. 151.
1925
An Exhibition of Paintings by Old Masters from Pittsburgh Collections, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1925, no. 66.

Bibliography

1884
_Catalogue of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, 1883-1884. London, 1884: 46, no. 91.
1899
Graves, Algernon, and William Vine Cronin. A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds. 4 vols. London, 1899: 2:588-589.
1900
Armstrong, Sir Walter. Sir Joshua Reynolds, First President of the Royal Academy. London and New York, 1900: 217.
1903
Baldry, Alfred Lys. Sir Joshua Reynolds. London and New York, 1903: xli.
1941
Waterhouse, Ellis K. Reynolds. London, 1941: 56, 93.
2000
Mannings, David. Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings. 2 vols. New Haven, 2000: 1:308, no. 1134, 2:364, fig. 813.

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