Acquired by the Putnam Foundation, 1969 
 The Timken painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1777 (no. 364). John Boydell published, on November 9, 1778, a mezzotint by Valentine Green after the painting. Fidelia and Speranza may be an allegorical portrait, possibly of sisters, of a type that was common during the period. It does not appear in the early lists of West’s work, which is characteristic of his portraits.