About 1761 Anne Vansittart, Lady Palk [see note 1]; By 19th century, by inheritance to the Palk family, Barons Haldon; By About 1891, by inheritance to Lord Lawrence Hesketh Palk, 2nd Baron Haldon, Haldon House, Devon, England [see note 2]; About 1891, Hon. Edward Arthur Palk, Testwood House, Totton, Hampshire, England [see note 3]; 1895, sold by Palk to Lawrie and Co., London; 1895, sold by Lawrie to Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, Paris and New York; 1895, sold by Arthur Tooth and Sons to the MFA for $5000. (Accession Date: March 1, 1895) NOTES:  Original commission, wife of Robert Palk (d. 1773)  Lord Haldon went bankrupt About 1891 and divided the family portraits up among the less penurious members of the family (d. 1903).  Possible gift of Lord Haldon, his brother.
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