Circle of Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
John Skippe (1742-1812) Upper Hall, Ledbury by 1793;
Bequeathed to his sister Penelope Skippe who married James Martin of Overbury Court in 1774;
Thence by direct descent to Waldyve Martin;
Thence by descent to Edward Holland Martin.
Grafton Galleries, London, Exhibition of Spanish Old Masters, October 1913 - January 1914, no. 39 (as Velázquez);
Prado, Madrid, Velázquez y lo Velazqueño, 10 December 1960 - 23 February 1961, no. 36.
Ledbury Inventory 1793, no. 21 (as Velázquez);
Overbury Court Inventory, 1831, no. 32 (as Velázquez);
A. Beruete y Moret, Review, Revue de l'Art ancien et moderne, January 1914 (as "a good and early copy");
A.L. Mayer, Velázquez. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Pictures and Drawings, London 1936, p. 26, no. 116 (as a studio variant of the Berlin picture);
B. de Pantorba, La vida y la obra de Velázquez: Estudio biográfico y crítico, Madrid 1955, p. 72, under no. 15, (as an old copy);
Velázquez y lo Velazqueño, exhibition catalogue, Madrid 1961, under no. 36;
J. Lopez-Rey, Velázquez. A Catalogue Raisonné of his Oeuvre, London 1963, p. 160, no. 111 (as a copy).