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In pencil inside front flyleaf: J. Flaxman left his drawings to his niece Miss / Denman. On her death they came to her nephew, Mr. Denman, and were o ffered for / sale by him at Christie's in 1862: when / these drawings were bought by Mr. Bale / May 1862 / F. T. Palgrave


By descent to the artist's niece, Miss Denman [1]; by descent to her nephew, Mr. Denman; (sale, Christie's, London, May 1862); Charles Sackville Bale [1791-1880], London (Lugt 640); (his sale, Christie's, London, 16 May 1881, lot 382); (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd.). Walter Henry James [1846-1923], Betteshanger, England. (Raphael King, Ltd., London); Lessing J. Rosenwald, 1940; gift to the NGA, 1943.


Salvador, Francesca. La divina commedia illustrata da Flaxman. Milan, 2004.

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