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Provenance

Henry Clay [1777-1852], Lexington, Kentucky; his son, James B. Clay [1817-1864], Lexington, Kentucky; his son, George H. Clay, Lexington, Kentucky; purchased March 1920 by Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York; his estate; sold as part of the Clarke collection 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

1924
Exhibition of Portraits by Early American Portrait Painters, The Union League Club, New York, February 1924, no. 4.
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.
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.
1955
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1955
Famous Americans, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1955, no cat.
1956
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1956.
1956
Mr. President; A Pictorial Parade of Presidents from Washington to Eisenhower 1789-1956, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, 1956, no. 16, repro. (for the State Fair of Texas).
1964
[exhibition of portraits of outstanding early jurists and lawyers], Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina, 1964, no cat.
1964
Extended loan for use by Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1964-1970.
1970
The Life Portraits of John Quincy Adams, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1970-1971, no. 13.
1971
Extended loan for use by Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1971-1972.
1972
'If Elected...' Unsuccessful Candidates for the President, 1796-1968, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1972.
1982
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Kenneth Galbraith, Paris, France, 1982-1986.
1987
Extended loan for use by Ambassador John Shad, U.S. Embassy residence, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1987-1989.
1989
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Howard Wilkins, U.S. Embassy residence, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1989-1992.
1998
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Philip Lader, U.S. Embassy residence, London, England, 1998-2001.
2006
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Al Hoffman, U.S. Embassy residence, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006-2009.

Bibliography

1921
Biddle, Edward, and Mantle Fielding. The Life and Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Philadelphia, 1921: no. 7, 83.
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.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 110, repro.
1970
The Life Portraits of John Quincy Adams. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1970: unpaginated.
1970
Oliver, Andrew. Portraits of John Quincy Adams and His Wife. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970: 108-115.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 240, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 362, repro.
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: 162-165, repro.

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