By 1761, Charles Jennens (b. 1700 - d. 1773), London and Gopsall Hall, Leicestershire [see note 1]; 1773, by inheritance to Penn Assheton Curzon (b. 1757 - d. 1797), Gopsall Hall; until 1920, by descent within the family; July 21, 1920, Gopsall (Earl Howe) sale, Trollope and Sons, London, lot 100 [see note 2]. F. Stambois. 1951, P. and D. Colnaghi, London [see note 3]; 1952, sold by Colnaghi to the MFA for £600. (Accession Date: April 10, 1952) NOTES:  A landscape with Saint Jerome and the Lion attributed to Nicolas Poussin was recorded at the home of Charles Jennens, London, in 1761 and 1767; see R. and J. Dodsley, London and its Environs Described (London, 1761), vol. 5, p. 77 and Thomas Martyn, The English Connoisseur (London, 1766), vol. 1, p. 117. Jennens died childless and left Gopsall Hall and its contents to Penn Assheton Curzon.  The Earl Howe (probably Richard William Penn Curzon-Howe, 3rd Earl Howe, b. 1822 - d. 1900) lent the painting to exhibitions at the British Institution, London, in 1858 and the Royal Academy, London, in 1885. Gopsall Hall was sold in 1918 and its contents auctioned in 1918 and 1920. When this painting was sold, it was still attributed to Poussin and titled "A Large Rocky Landscape."  Attributed at the time to Francisque Millet.
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