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The artist's widow, Jane Mortimer, London; (her sale, Christie's, London, 25 March 1808, no. 22); bought by Lambert. (Sale, Hodgson & Co., London, 21 October 1960, part of lot 561); (bought by Colnaghi's, London); (Yvonne Ffrench, London, 1960); Frederick J. Cummings [1933-1990], Detroit, MI, then New York City, acquired 1961; (W. M. Brady & Co., Inc., New York); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.

Exhibition History
Society of Artists, London, 1775, no. 179.
William Blake and His Circle. Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, no. 44 (Robert Wark).
John Hamilton Mortimer, A.R.A., 1740-1799. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, and Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, 1968, no. 79v (Benedict Nicolson).
Romantic Art in Britain, Drawings and Paintings, 1760-1860. Detroit Institute of Arts and Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1968, no. 56 (Frederick Cummings and Allen Staley).
French and English Drawings, 1700-1875. Zangrilli, Brady & Co., LTd., New York, 1986, no. 12.
Palser, Thomas. A Series of Heads Illustrative of the Characters in Shakespeare's Plays, Designed and Etched by John Hamilton Mortimer. London, 1812: no. 2.
Palser, Thomas. Mortimer's Works, A Collection of FIfty Historical Designs. London, 1816, n.p.
Benthall, Gilbert. "A Selection from the Catalogue of Pictures, Drawings, and Etchings by John Hamilton Mortimer, ARA." Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 132, no. 1a (typed manuscript).
Sunderland, John. "Mortimer Drawings," The Burlington Magazine 116, no. 851 (February 1974): 108.
Sunderland, John. "John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works," Walpole Society 52 (1986): no. 96.7a, fig. 166.
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