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Inscription

lower left: TS. (in monogram) 1834.

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

The sitter's daughter, Emily Hopkinson Scovel [1839-1883]; her daughter, Florence Scovel Shinn [b. 1871], New York; purchased 11 April 1918 by Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[1] 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

1921
Exhibition of Paintings by Early American Portrait Painters, The Union League Club, New York, December 1921, no. 3.
1922
Memorial Exhibition of Portraits by Thomas Sully, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1922, no. 201.
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
Exhibition of Early American Portraits on Loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Pack Memorial Public Library, Asheville, North Carolina, 1949, no. 11.
1950
From Plymouth Rock to the Armoury, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1950, no. 19, repro.
1950
The Face of American History, Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina, 1950, no. 18.
1951
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1951.
1951
American Portraits from the National Gallery of Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1951, no. 20, repro. (organized by the Atlanta Art Association).
1952
[Opening exhibition], Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1952, no. cat.
1952
[Opening exhibition of new art gallery], Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1952-1953, no cat.
1952
Opening Exhibition of The George Thomas Hunter Gallery of Art, Chattanooga Art Association, Tennessee, 1952, unnumbered.
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.
1983
Extended loan for use by Ambassador David Abshire, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 1983-1987.
1987
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Alton J. Keel, Jr., Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 1987-1989.
1989
Extended loan for use by Ambassador William H. Taft IV, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 1989-1992.
1992
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Reginald Bartholomew, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 1992-1993.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Robert E. Hunter, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 1993-1997.
1997
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Alexander R. Vershbow, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 1997-2001.
2001
Extended loan for use by Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 2001-2005.
2005
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Victoria Nuland, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 2005-2008.
2005
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Victoria Nuland, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 2005-2008.
2008
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Kurt Volker, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 2008-2009.
2009
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Ivo Daalder, Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 2009-2012.

Bibliography

1909
Hart 1909, no. 784, 82.
1921
Biddle, Edward, and Mantle Fielding. The Life and Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Philadelphia, 1921: no. 809, 177.
1922
_Catalogue of the Memorial Exhibition of Portraits by Thomas Sully. Exh. cat. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1922: no. 201, 149.
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: 112, repro.
1980
_American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 241, repro.
1992
_American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 363, 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: 178-180, color repro.

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