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Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel (1586-1646), Arundel House, London; by descent to his wife, Aletheia Talbot Howard (1585-1654), Arundel House, London; given to his son, Henry Frederick Howard, 22nd Earl of Arundel (1608-1652), Arundel House, London; by descent to his son, Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk (1628-1684), Arundel House, London; by descent to his widow, Jane Bickerton Howard (1643-1693), Arundel House, London; Henry Mordant, 2nd Earl of Peterborough (1621-1697), Drayton House, Northamptonshire, c. 1690; by descent to his daughter, Lady Mary Mordant (1659-1705), Drayton House, Northamptonshire; by descent to her second husband, Sir John Germain (1650-1718), Drayton House, Northamptonshire; by descent to his second wife, Lady Elizabeth Germain (1680-1769), Knole House, Kent; by descent to his great-niece, Mary Beauclerk (1743-1812), 1762 [on the occasion of her marriage to Lord Charles Spencer (1740-1820)]; George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739-1817), Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, c. 1765; by descent to his son, George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766-1840), Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire; by descent to his son, George Spencer-Churchill, 6th Duke of Marlborough (1793–1857), Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire; by descent to his son, John Winston Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough (1822-1883), Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire; sold, Christie’s, London, 28 June-1 July 1875, lot 109 to David Bromilow (1809-1898), Bitteswell Hall, Leicestershire; by descent to his daughter, Julia Harriet Mary Jary, Bitteswell Hall, Leicestershire, 1898; sold, Christie’s, London, 26-19 June 1899, lot 109 to Francis E. Whelan (1848-1907). Charles Newton-Robinson (1853-1913), London; sold, Christie’s, London, 22 June 1909, lot 71, to Spink, London. Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; by descent; sold, Christie’s, New York, April 29, 2019, lot 31, to Ariadne Galleries, New York; sold to a private collection, New York, 2020; sold, Christie’s, New York, Oct. 11, 2021, lot 59, to the Art Institute of Chicago.

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