Bequest of Florence Thompson Thomas in memory of her father, John R. Thompson Sr.
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Sir Walter Armstrong, Sir Henry Raeburn (London and New York, 1901), pp. 92, ill., 98.
James Greig, Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A.: His Life and Works with a Catalogue of His Pictures (London, 1911), pp. 5, ill., 38, 41.
Alfred M. Frankfurter, “Paintings by Raeburn in America,” Antiquarian 14, 1 (1930), p. 33, ill.
John D. Morse, Old Master Paintings in North America (New York, 1979), p. 219.
Malcolm Warner in Susan Wise and Malcolm Warner, French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1996), pp. 266-68, ill.
London, Colnaghi, Pictures of the Early English and Other Schools in Aid of King Edward’s Hospital Fund, 1905, no. 8.
Commissioned by the sitter’s father, Sir John Gibson-Carmichael of Skirling, sixth Bt. (died 1803); by descent to Sir Thomas David Gibson-Carmichael, eleventh Bt., first baron Carmichael (died 1926); sold Sotheby’s, London, June 8-10, 1926, no. 496, ill., to Duveen, Paris and New York, for £8,800 [annotated copy of the sale catalogue, Ryerson Library, Art Institute of Chicago]. Mrs. John R. Thompson, Sr., Chicago, by 1930 [Frankfurter 1930]; sold Parke-Bernet, New York, January 15, 1944, no. 33, ill., to her daughter, Florence Thompson Thomas (died 1972), Palm Beach, Florida; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1973.
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