Collection of W. R. Wilson Esq. (d. 1900), Geelong and Melbourne, by 1897 until 1900; by whom lent to the NGV, 1897–98; probably sold, Wilson estate sale, Neil Campbell (auctioneer), St Alban’s, Melbourne, 7 February 1901; from where probably purchased by, or on behalf of, Alfred Felton (1831–1904), 1901; his collection, Melbourne, until 1904; by whom bequeathed to the NGV, 1904.
 Loaned by Wilson to the NGV for the duration of his on holiday to Europe. See ‘Art notes’ in the Leader, Melbourne, Saturday 11 December 1897, p. 5, Accessed: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197307941, and also ‘Notes and notices’, in The Australasian, Melbourne, 4 December 1897, p. 35, Accessed: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138631264
 The W. R. Wilson estate sale was reported in the newspapers, with mention of a catalogue, however no copy has been found. See ‘Town Talk’ in Geelong Advertiser, Geelong, Thursday 7 February 1901, p. 2, Accessed: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147712614 and ‘Town Talk’ in Geelong Advertiser, Geelong, Friday 8 February 1901, p. 2, Accessed: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147712685.