Sir James Knowles (British, Reigate 1831–1908 Brighton); Christie's, London, Knowles's sale, May 27, 1908, lot 9 (bought Parsons); Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London), through Roger Eliot Fry
Roger Eliot Fry [as "R.E.F."] "Recent Acquisitions of Drawings (Continued)." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 4, no. 2, February 1909, p. 24.
Anne Carlisle English Drawings: XIX Century. Hyperion Press, New York, , p. 54, ill.