With Arthur G. Tite, by 1955; Edward Grosvenor Paine (d. 1989), New Orleans; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 22 June 1981, lot 145
Foskett, 1979, p. 382, illust.; Foskett, 1987, p. 382, pl. 110B
The sitters are the daughters of Henry, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, 5th Duke of Queensbury and his wife Lady Elizibeth Montagu. Lady Mary married in 1791 James, 3rd Earl of Courtown and Lady Harriett married William, 6th Marquess of William Lothian in 1806.
A sleeve chip at margin near 3 o'clock (5 by 2 mm) otherwise good surface and colour. "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."