Sir Henry Raeburn R.A., P.R.S.A.
EDINBURGH 1756 - 1823
PORTRAIT OF MRS. BLAIR
With Thos. Agnew & Sons, London (from an old label on the reverse);
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925), Viceroy of India;
Thence by descent to Richard Curzon, Viscount Scarsdale of Kedleston;
By whom sold ("The Scarsdale Heirlooms"), London, Christie's, 18 July 1930, lot 106, to Lewiston;
With Newhouse Galleries, New York, by 1932;
R.L. Skofield, Greenwich, CT;
By whom sold, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1 February 1940, lot 68;
There acquired by the grandfather of the present owner.
New York, Newhouse Galleries, Van Dyck to Lawrence, The Development of English Portrait-painting, 23 January - 13 February 1932, no. 21 (as painted in 1811).
The Fine Arts, February 1932, reproduced.