Provenance: Richard Hulse in 1806; his sale, London, Christie's, 21 Mar. 1806, lot 91 ('Cattle and Figures on the Banks of a River -- a charming Picture of this fascinating Painter, who for truth of Colouring, breadth of Effect, and spirit of execution in these subjects, stands unrivalled'). Bt 'Sir F. B.' for £236.5; London, Noel Desenfans and/or Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1806-1807; London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.