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Provenance

Rev. John Johnson; Canon Cowper Johnson; Bertram R. Vaughan Johnson; his widow; Rev. B. Talbot Vaughan Johnson; the Vaughan Johnson Trust; (sale, Sotheby's, 18 July 1979, no. 59); purchased by (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London) for Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hanes, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; gift 1990 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1947
William Blake, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, Paris, Antwerp and Zurich, 1947, no. 34
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 134-135, color repro.
1997
Six Centuries/Six Artists, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997.
Bibliography
1981
Butlin, Martin. The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake. New Haven, 1981: no. 809
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991: 134-135, color repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 348-349, no. 279, color repro.