Inscribed at upper right: "1697"
Also available as a digital reproduction
Bought by FSL from P. J. Dobell, summer 1939 (listed in manuscript catalogue entitled "Dryden Collection," dated March 1939)
Provenance: Collection of Francis and Minnie Wellesley, no. 443 in their privately printed catalogue; Wellesley sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Auctioneers, Wellington St., Strand, London ; 34-35 New Bond St., London , 28 June-2 (1) July 1920, lot 652, £7, bought by Dobell
Title from Pressly
Exhibited: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, "Catalogue of a Collection of Miniatures in Plumbago, Etc., Lent by Francis Wellesley, Esq.," 1914-15, no. 42, repr. pl. 9 as after Kneller (also appears in list of illustrations as attributed to Richardson); 'Roasting the Swan of Avon,' Mar.1-June 4, 1994