oil on canvas
88.3 x 148.1 cm (34 3/4 x 58 5/16 in)
Sir John Rushout, 6th bt. and 2nd baron Northwick [1770-1859], Northwick Park, near Moreton-in-the-Marsh, originally Worcestshire, now Gloucestershire, and Thirlestane House, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; (sale, Phillips, Thirlestane House, 26 July-16 August 1859, no. 412, as by Velázquez); Mrs. Garcia, London. William Heathcote, London, by 1883.  (sale, Sotheby's, London, 24 June 1931, no. 31, as by Velázquez); Malcolm.  (F. Kleinberger & Co, New York and Paris); sold half interest 25 November 1947 to (Durlacher Brothers, New York);  purchased 19 May 1948 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;  gift 1952 to NGA.  The Knoedler British Sales microfiche copy of the 1859 Northwick sale catalogue includes a marginal notation that the painting was subsequently purchased by Heathcote; a note at the beginning of the catalogue indicates that these corrections were taken from a "priced and named list" in the possession of the auctioneer, Mr. Phillips. C.B. Curtis, Velázquez and Murillo, London, 1883: 29, repeats this information.  The Sotheby's catalogue lists the purchaser as Malcolm, about whom nothing is known.  Durlacher Gallery papers, Accession no. 95003, Series II, box 17, no. DK-1 (Getty Center Library, copies in NGA curatorial files).  Kress Foundation records, in NGA curatorial files.