The original frame on this picture was inscribed ‘Given to me by Duncan Grant January 1963, Isabel Throckmorton’. Simon Watney has confirmed that the jug was still at Charleston at the time of Grant’s death. The red and white check cloth was used as a chair-back on an armchair in Grant’s bedroom at Charleston. It stood to the left of the fireplace. A photograph taken by Simon Watney and in his possession shows it in that position.
Lady Isabel Throckmorton, a gift from the artist, 1963 Christie's, London March 12 1981 (unsold) John Constable, 1983