Mrs. Thomas Gainsborough; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 10-11 April 1797, 2nd day, no. 69); Sir John Fleming Leicester [1762-1827], Bt., later 1st baron de Tabley [1762-1827], Tabley House, Cheshire. Lady Lindsay; purchased by (Asher Wertheimer, London). Sir Edgar Vincent, Bt., later 1st viscount D'Abernon [1857-1941], Esher and Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, by 1912. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris), by 1926; purchased 26 April 1937 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1937 to NGA.
 The description in the catalogue is printed in M. G. Speilmann, "A Note on Gainsborough and Gainsborough Dupont," The Walpole Society 5 (1917), 97.
 Possibly Jeanne, Countess of Lindsay [d. 1897], of Kilconquhar House, Fife [Scotland], and Queen's Gate, London, who was married to John Trottner, 10th earl of Lindsay.
 Duveen loaned the painting to and exhibition in Detroit in 1926.