ProvenanceBodenham collection, Rotherwas Hall, Hereford, England; by descent to Charles Bodenham (until 1913; Bodenham sale, Puttick and Simpson, London, April 8, 1913, as "Mary, Queen of Scots by Holbein, for 340 gns., to Buttery); Ayerst Hooker Buttery [d. 1929], London. H. E. M. Benn, by 1951. The Hon. Clive and Mrs. Pearson, Parham Park; by descent to Mrs. Veronica Tritton;  [Thomas Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London]; private collection (until 1987, given to Mia by anonymous donor)
 Ayerst Hooker Buttery was the picture restorer at the National Gallery, London. Horace Buttery, Ayerst's son, was an art dealer. See Constable, "Canaletto," 1979 (Buttery did dealings with Agnew's).
Also see John Rowlands, "Holbein: The Paintings of Hans Holbein the Younger," David R. Godine, Boston, 1985, no. 248, p. 269. This is our picture. The collection of The Hon. Clive and Mrs. Pearson [listed as Gibson]. Bodenham family, Rotherwas Hall, Hereford, by descent to Mr. Charles Bodenham, sale, Puttick and Simpson, 1913, 8 April, bt. A. H. Buttery; H. E. M. Benn.
 See Rowlands, 1985, p. 237. Lists present owners as Hon. Clive and Mrs. Gibson when it should be Pearson.
 Given that Clive Pearson died in 1965, it is assumed that the painting remained in the family with his daughter, Mrs. Veronica Tritton, at Parham Park until 1974 at the earliest (it is mentioned as being in her collection in a letter dated 1974 from Dr. Fletcher (dendrochronologist) to Mrs. Eyre Huddleston (see file)).