Henry Green. Knutsford: Its Traditions and History. 2nd ed. Manchester, 1887, pp. 140–41, notes that two portraits hang in the dining room at Fort Anne, one of Whaley and "the other, it is said, of his wife,—he in the character of a sportsman, and she as a lady, in the Mrs. Siddons' style of beauty"; adds that the two pictures "have recently been repaired and reframed".
Buck Whaley's Memoirs, Including His Journey to Jerusalem. London, 1906, pp. xxiv–xxv, states that the portrait hung with one of Whaley himself in the dining room of what had been his house on the Isle of Man, "he in the character of a sportsman, and she in the style of Mrs. Siddons".
W[illiam]. Roberts in "English School." Pictures in the Collection of J. Pierpont Morgan at Princes Gate & Dover House, London. 1, London, 1907, unpaginated, ill.
William McKay and W[illiam]. Roberts. John Hoppner, R.A. London, 1909, pp. 266–67, ill. opp. p. 266, as the property of J. P. Morgan, Jr.
C. H. Collins Baker. British Painting. London, 1933, p. 280.
Maurice Harold Grant. A Chronological History of the Old English Landscape Painters. 4, reprint, 1971–74. Leigh-on-Sea, 1959, p. 321.
Katharine Baetjer. British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. New York, 2009, pp. 185–86, no. 91, ill. (color), tentatively dates it about 1795.