Artist Joshua Reynolds, English, 1723-1792
  • Crying Forfeits
Date ca. 1770
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 50 1/4 × 40 1/4 inches (127.6 × 102.2 cm)
Framed: 60 7/8 × 50 5/8 × 4 1/2 inches (154.6 × 128.6 × 11.4 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Fisher
Accession Number 68.334
Department European Painting
Not On View
the artist, Joshua Reynolds;
purchased by George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax (England).
May 30, 1829, auction of Yatman collection by (Christie's, London, England), lot 132 [bought-in].
collection of Richard Archdall (County Fermanagh, Ireland);
by descent, Dr. George Archdall [Gratwicke] (Emanuel College, Cambridge, England);
1872, by descent to his adopted nephew, Rev. R.V.C. Kinleside.
June 24, 1893, auction of H. Bingham Mildmay by (Christie's, possibly London, England), lot 61;
June 24, 1893, purchased by Lord Manners (Cold Overton, Oakham, England).
November 23-24, 1927, sale (Carter Banks and Bennett, Turnbridge Wells, England), lot 638.
(Howard Young Gallery, New York, New York, USA);
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Fisher (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1968-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Graves, A. & W.V. Cronin. A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, vol. II. 1899, p. 657 [as portrait of the Ladies Anne, Frances and Elizabeth Montagu].

Heil, W. "The Lawrence P. Fisher Collection," Antiquarian, vol. 15 (December 1930): p. 49, (repr.).

Exhibition of English Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Exh. cat., DIA [at Alger House]. Detroit, November 6-18, 1938 [no published catalogue--hand typed ms.--lent by Lawrence P. Fisher].

McCall, George Henry. Catalogue of European Painting and Sculpture from 1300-1800. Exh. cat., New York World's Fair. New York, 1939, cat. 314.

Mannings, David, Sir Joshua Reynolds. A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, 2 vols. Yale Univ. Press, 2000, vol. I [text], no. 2048, pp. 520-521; vol. II [plates], p. 590, (fig. 1604).