- Thomas Wilkinson junior sale Winstanley & Son, 34 Russell Square, London, 29 June 1811, lot 53, as 'The Fountain Nymph exquisitely finished by Lucca Cranach', £13 12s 6d 
- Thomas Winstanley; acquired by the Liverpool Royal Institution before 1851.
A 'Venus, by Lucus Cranach' was later offered by Winstanley in a sale which included paintings 'lately brought from the continent', Liverpool, 16-17 November 1815; no catalogue survives, but the sale was advertised in the Liverpool Mercury, 10 November 1815, p. 149). WAG 1223 may have been among a group of unidentified pictures deposited at the Liverpool Royal Institution by Thomas Winstanley, which were accepted on 12 October 1842 (University of Liverpool Library, Archives and Special Collections, LRI Committee minute book, LRI/1/2/1). A letter of 9 March 1858 from M. Bewley & Son to the President of the Institution refers to a 'painting belonging to the late T. Winstanley Esq. which was lent by him to the Institution a long time ago - the subject a nude female fugure supposed to be the portrait of Lucca Cranach' (University of Liverpool Library, Archives and Special Collections, LRI 1/3/2). A monogram in grey-white paint consisting of the letters FW or EW was discovered in the lower left corner of WAG 1223 during surface cleaning in 2012-2013.
[Joseph Sharples, Walker Art Gallery; https://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=243693&sos=0]