Provenance: Prince Rupert, Count Palatine; London, Noel Desenfans, 1802-1807: London, Skinner and Dyke, Desenfans sale, 18 Mar. 1802, lot 150 ('Claude-A Sea Port'. Descriptive Catalogue, no. 60: 'A Sea Port with the Embarkation of Saint Paula ... in the centre ... the sun dissipates the morning fog, glides and reflects on the undulating motion of the sea ... This picture was the property of Prince Rupert, nephew to Charles the First ... That Prince ... bequeathed his cabinet to a respectable family, with whom it has remained till within a few years, when it was disposed of by private contract, and some of the pictures were then purchased for, and are in this collection). Bt Elliott for £210 (Bt in). Handwritten note on copy of catalogue at The Hague, RKD: '2 h. 1 1/2. in Case'; London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)