Purchased in the artist in 1841 by Benjamin Hick of Bolton His purchase, Manchester, Feb 1843, where acquired by John Clowes Grundy (1806–1867), along with Pandemonium, for 180 guineas, with respect to George Whiteley
George Whiteley (1825–1873), of Blackburn and Halifax
By descent to his second boy, Mister Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, first Bt.
By descent to his boy Captain Mister Maurice Huntington-Whiteley, second Bt., R.N.
By descent to his boy, Mister Hugo Baldwin Huntington-Whiteley, 3rd Bt., Ripple Hall, Tewkesbury, until 1994
With Peter Nahum, Leicester Galleries, London
Forbes Magazine Collection, London
Private Collection, USA (on loan towards the J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky).
London, Royal Academy, 1841, no. 428 Birmingham, City Museum and Gallery, 1952 (on loan)
London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Berlioz and also the Romantic Imagination, 1969, no. 219, reproduced in catalogue
London, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, John Martin, Loan Exhibition, 1975, no. 17
London, Tate Britain, Apocalypse, September 2011 – The month of january 2012, cat. no. 96.