Archival History: F.R. Leyland; Christie's sale May 28, 1892 (lot 12), £126; John Bibby; Christie's sale June 3, 1899 (lot 38), £294; Major
C.S. Goldman; By descent to his son, Commander Penryn Monck; Sotheby's sale June 23, 1981 (lot 102); Private Collection; Sotheby's
Note: Only the title of the sonnet is inscribed on a label at the top right. In
the finished picture the entire text was inscribed on this label.
Highly Important Nineteenth Century European
Paintings and Drawings (Sotheby's London, 23 June 1981).