Rejlander's widow gave a body of his work, including negatives, to the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) in the late nineteenth century. This particular photograph was printed by John Dudley Johnston, the former president and curator of the RPS from Rejlander's negatives. In 2003, the National Media Museum acquired the RPS collection. On the history of the RPS collection,and in particular the history of this work see Pam Roberts, "The Royal Photographic Society Collection," (Bath: Royal Photographic Society, 1994), p. 22.
Reprorduced in Edgar Yoxall Jones, "Father of Art Photography: O.G. Rejlander 1813-1875," (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1973), p. 2.