(M. Knoedler & Co.), London, 1929. Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.
- Extended loan for use by Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1988-2004.
The lightweight canvas is plain woven; it has been lined. The ground is white, thinly applied. The painting is executed in opaque layers, thinly and evenly applied except for some low impasto in the foreground, with a palette of mostly earth tones. The horse and trainer are painted in fairly delicate, small brushstrokes, the rest of the painting in broad, smooth strokes. The painting is in good condition. There is scattered but minimal retouching that has been well carried out and has not discolored. The thin natural resin varnish has only discolored yellow slightly.
- European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 216, repro., as Attributed to Marshall.
- European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 250, repro.
- Hayes, John. British Paintings of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 166-167, repro. 167.