French School, c. 1750, ‘A trompe-l’oeil with a sword and a stag’s head’, DICKINSON

Bolton Abbey Inventory, 1892, p. 109, no. 26 (hanging in the dining room, “Stags head with shadow”)
F. Thompson, Catalogue of the Paintings in the collection of the Dukes of Devonshire, 1933, no. 974.

(Probably) William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748 – 1811), Chatsworth;
Thence by descent.
Chatsworth, The Attic Sale; Sotheby’s, London, 5-7 Oct. 2010, lot 598.