Purchased from the artist by Thomas Agnew (dealer), London, 30 June 1860, stock no. 1978, as Wheatfield; from where purchased by John Chapman (1810–77), 13 December 1860; his collection, Hill End House, Mottram, Cheshire, 1860-77; by descent to Charles Chapman (1850-1924), Thurlestone, Penistone, Yorkshire, 1877; collection of Charles Chapman, until 1888; by whom sold to Agnew's (dealer), London, 8 May 1888, stock no. 4861, as A Cornfield; from where purchased, by Sir George Verdon, on the advice of Sir James McCulloch, for the Felton Bequest, 15 May 1888.
Exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1860, no. 199; Paris Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1867, no.66, lent by J Chapman Esq.; Manchester Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester, 1887, no. 896