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Inscription

by a later hand, lower left: Rembrandt Peal[e]

Provenance

Henry Ward Sill [1809-1857], New York;[1] probably his sister, Sarah Hubbard Sill [1822-1897], Middletown, Connecticut;[2] his daughter, Sophia Matilda Sill Burt [Mrs. Charles Richard Burt, 1842-1922], Hartford, Connecticut;[3] her niece, Harriet Sill Baldwin Davison [Mrs. George W. Davison, 1873-1953], Greenwich, Connecticut;[4] gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1945
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1945-1949.
1949
Extended loan for use by Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1949-1952.
1952
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1952-1961.
Bibliography
1928
Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928, unnumbered.
1931
Morgan, John Hill, and Mantle Fielding. The Life Portraits of Washington and Their Replicas. Philadelphia, 1931: 370-381 (does not include NGA painting).
1932
Eisen, Gustavus A. Portraits of Washington. 3 vols. New York, 1932: 2:416-419 (does not discuss NGA painting).
1966
"George Washington 5-cent." Scott's Monthly Stamp Journal 47, no. 1 (March 1966): 34.
1966
Lidman, David. "Stamps: Washington Definitive." New York Times (16 January 1966): section 2: 30.
1966
McAlister, Clare. "Rembrandt Peale." Scott's Monthly Stamp Journal 47, no. 1 (March 1966): 35-36, repro.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 88, repro.
1974
Marzulla, Elena, ed. Pictorial Treasury of U.S. Stamps. Omaha, Nebraska, 1974: 144.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 206, repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: 105-106, repro. 106
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 375, no. 526, color repro.
1985
Hevner, Carol Eaton. Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860: A Life in the Arts. With a biographical essay by Lillian B. Miller. Exh. cat. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1985: 88-89 (does not discuss NGA painting).
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 256, repro.
1992
Hevner, Carol Eaton. "The Paintings of Rembrandt Peale: Character and Conventions." In Miller, Lillian B. In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1992: 231-232, 280 (does not discuss NGA painting).
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 60-64, color repro.