1758 - 1786
possibly Hugh Percy, first duke of Northumberland, English, 1714 - 1786, possibly commissioned by him from the artist, possibly by inheritance to his son, Hugh Percy
1786 - 1817
possibly Hugh Percy, second duke of Northumberland, English, 1742 - 1817, possibly by inheritance to his son, Hugh Percy
1817 - 1847
possibly Hugh Percy, third duke of Northumberland, English, 1785 - 1847, possibly by inheritance to his brother, Algernon Percy
1847 - 1865
Algernon Percy, fourth duke of Northumberland, English, 1792 - 1865
Source: Described in the 1865 after-death inventory of Stanwick Hall as "a fine bust in black marble - W. Richmond the pugilist - on Italian Marble Plinth."
1865 - 1922
Percy Family [sold, Anderson and Garland, Stanwick Hall, Yorkshire, May (no day), 1922, lot 189]
Source: description of lot 189 as "A Carved Black Marble Bust of a Negro, 27 in. high, by F. Harwood, on circular Sienna marble plinth and wood pedestal, 4ft, high (in the margin in black inck is indicated the amount of 2.10 pounds)
Private Collection [sold, Christie's, London, April 9, 1987, lot 83 to Cyril Humphris]
1987 - 1988
Cyril Humphris, S.A., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1988.