William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme possibly acquired from James Orrock (Orrock Inv., 1904, p.8) and at Thornton Manor, Wirrral, Merseyside before 1913 (TM.Inv., 1912-13, TM281, P.32, £30). James Orrock (1829-1913) was an artist and marchand-amateur and was a vociferous champion of the cause of British art, especially of the 18th century, who campaigned tirelessly for the creation of a National Gallery of British Art , both fine and decorative. Lever purchased Orrock`s entire collection on three occasions, in 1904, 1910 and 1912.
William Hulme Lever, 2nd Viscount Leverhulme, at Thornton Manor in Bedroom IV by 1949 (T.Inv. T369, as one of a pair).
The Leverhulme Collection, Thornton Manor, Sotheby's house sale, 26-28 June 2001, lot 230.
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