James Ward, R.A. (London 1769-1859 Cheshunt) Mrs Arbuthnot's cow, Maria signed and dated 'JWD RA. 1822' (lower left), and with inscription 'MARIA/ By Mr. R. Colling's George. Herd Book. P. 396' (lower centre, on the mount) pencil on buff paper 10 1/8 x 14 in. (25.7 x 35.6 cm.)
with The Fine Art Society, 1972. Anonymous sale; James Adam & Sons, Dublin, 6 March 1973, lot 342, where purchased for the present collection.