|Inscribed: On back of canvas: "El Conde de Campomanes: Copia de quadro original del Caballero / Meyns (sic): hecha por Fran (co). Lacoma y Sans, pencionado en Madrid/ por la R Junta de Comercio de Barña"; on label of the Academy, in ink: “N a 107/ NM. 88/ Retrato de Campoma/nes. Copia de Mengs/ Por Lacoma”; on label of the Academy, in ink: “Retrato de Campomanes”; label of the exhibition "Exposición de retratos y dibujos..."; on two modern stick-on labels: "313/90".
Provenance: It is probably one of the two portraits which the artist sent over from Madrid as a scholarship-holder in 1806. It entered the Museum of the former Junta de Comerç.
Came to the Academy's Museum: November 10th 1806 (?).
Note: The portrayed, Pedro Rodríguez, Count of Campomanes (Sorriba, Asturias, 1723-Madrid, 1803), was one of the most distinguished governors of the enlightened monarchy of Carles III.
In the Royal Academy of the History of Madrid, of which Campomanes was a president (1764-91 and 1798 up to his death), there is another copy of this picture realized by Francisco Bayeu. The Mengs's original one is in unknown whereabouts.|