about 1622/1623 - 1623
Pope Gregory XV, Italian, 1554 - 1623 (Rome, Italy), possibly commissioned from the artist, about 1622/1623; by inheritance within the Ludovisi family, 1623.
1623 - possibly still in 1633
Ludovisi Family (Rome, Italy)
Source: Possibly the same as no. 245[b] in the 1633 inventory of Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi (nephew of Gregory XV): "Un Ritratto della s.m. di Greg.o XVo cornice dorata, et intagliata alta pmi sei."
by 1854 - 1885
William Ward, first earl of Dudley, 1817 - 1885 (Witley Court, Hereford and Worcester, England), by inheritance to William Humble, 1885.
1885 - 1900
William Humble Ward, second earl of Dudley, 1867 - 1932 (Witley Court, Hereford and Worcester, England) [sold, Dudley sale, Christie's, London, June 16, 1900, lot 30, to S.T. Smith.]
Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London, England)
by 1908 - 1919
Ralph Cross Johnson, 1843 - 1923 (Washington, DC), donated to the the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution (renamed the National Collection of Fine Arts, and in 1980, the National Museum of American Art), 1919.
1919 - 1987
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1987.