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center: UNDER / THE / REGENCY; around outer circumference: RESPECTFULLY TO PERPETUATE THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO IN MDCCCXI SUBSCRIBED TO PURCHASE THE PICTURE OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE FOR THE GALLERY OF THE BRITISH INSTITUTION; around circumference, in five concentric circles: H.R.H.P.REGENT E.OF AYLESFORD J.J.ANGERSTIEN D.OF BRIDGEWATER D.OF DEVONSHIRE C.J.CHOLMONDELEY E.OF ASHBURNHAM E.OF HARDWICKE / M.OF STAFFORD D.OF BEDFORD E.OF CARLISLE SIR W.W. WYNN E.OF EGREMONT SIR G.BEAUMONT SIR T.BERNARD CLAUDE SCOTT / B.OF DDURHAM LADY LUCAS L.BROWNLOW C.DUNCOMBE E OF DARNLEY J.HINCKLEY SIR T.BARING L.KINNIARD / R.P.KNIGHT L.G.L.GOWER E..SPENCER W.MORLAND L.DUNDAS SIR A.HIME R.H.C.LONG REV.W.LONG / M.CAMDEN THO.HOPE H.P.HOPE R.H.DAVIS J.NASH W.SMITH T.COUTTS D.P.WATTS

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Dr. J.M. Toner [1825-1896], Washington;[1] gift 1882 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

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