Hoff quotes a label on the work as follows: “Ben Lawers, Argyllshire village from Tainvilt. This sketch was painted from nature in 4 hours; given to Society of Fine Arts by Fred.R.Lee R.A. 26 Dec.1872; Yacht ‘Linda’, Williamstown.”
This was one of the works Lee distributed to various collections while cruising the world during his later years: see linked artist entry.
AR 1872, p.22; NGV 1875, p.20; NGV 1879, p.2; NGV 1894, p.72 (IV.McArthur Gallery, no.4); NGV 1905, p.161 (IX.Pictures on loan to country galleries)
See Hoff 1995, p.186 (quoting the label)