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Provenance

Gift of the sitter to his daughter, Louisa Matilda Stow, in 1838;[1] her sister, Caroline Adelaide Stow Hyatt [Mrs. George Hyatt, 1807-1893], Ithaca, New York; her nephew, John Phillips [d. 1905], Brooklyn, New York; bequeathed to his three sisters, Edith, Norah and Ann Broadhurst Phillips, Boston; gift of Ann Broadhurst Phillips and her cousin, Ann Brattle Bascom, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1913;[2] sold (American Art Association, New York, N.Y., 17 January 1922, no. 27) to Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[3] his estate; sold as part of the Clarke collection on 29 January 1936, through (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), to The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1828
Exhibition of Portraits painted by the late Gilbert Stuart, Esq., Boston Athenaeum, 1828, no. 123.
1922
Portraits Painted in the United States by Early American Artists, The Union League Club, New York, February 1922, no. 15.
1928
Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928-1931, unnumbered and unpaginated catalogue.
1943
American Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1943.
1947
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1947.
1948
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1948.
1949
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1949.
1950
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1950.
1951
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D,C., 1951.
1953
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1953.
Bibliography
1920
Fielding, Mantle. "Addenda and Corrections to Paintings by Gilbert Stuart. Not noted in Mason's Life of Stuart." The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 44 (January 1920):90
1926
Park 1926, 714-715, no. 793, repro.
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.
1932
Whitley, William T. Gilbert Stuart. Cambridge, MA, 1932: 115-116
1964
Mount 1964, 245, 253-254, 375
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 106, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 235, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 351, repro.
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 227-230, repro. 229.