By descent in the sitter's family to the present owner
The sitter was the daughter of William Willoughby Cole, 1st Earl of Enniskillen of Florence Court in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. In 1788 she married the Right Hon. Colonel Richard Magennis (d. 1831), of Warrington, County Down. A late nineteenth century copy of this work remains within the collection at Florence Court.
This miniature has been preserved in good condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."