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Provenance

Francis Preston Blair [1791-1876], Silver Spring, Maryland; his son-in-law, Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee [1812-1897], Silver Spring, Maryland; his wife, Elizabeth Blair Lee [1818-1906], Silver Spring, Maryland; her son, Blair Lee [1857-1944], Silver Spring, Maryland; sold 1932 or 1933 to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); sold 29 June 1934 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[1] gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
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.
1950
Extended loan for use by Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1950.
1951
[Opening exhibition], Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 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. 18 (for the State Fair of Texas).
1961
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 1961, no cat.
1963
French, American, and Italian Review, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, 1963, no. 49.
1964
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1964-1969.
1969
Art in Miniature [International Philatelic Exhibition in conjunction with San Diego's 200th Anniversary], San Diego Community Concourse; Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, 1969, no cat.
1970
Extended loan for use by Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1970-1971.
1971
Extended loan for use by the Johnson Library, University of Texas, Austin, 1971-1975.
1976
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1976-1990.
1990
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, 1990-1991, p. 116, repro.
1991
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1991-2001.
2004
Art and the Oval Office: Presidential Selections from the Nation's Museums, 1960-2000, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2004-2005, no cat.
2006
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Al Hoffman, U.S. Embassy residence, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006-2009.
2013
Thomas Sully: Painted Performance, Milwaukee Art Museum; San Antonio Museum of Art, 2013-2014, no. 59, repro.
Bibliography
1909
Hart 1909, no. 855, 89.
1921
Biddle, Edward, and Mantle Fielding. The Life and Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Philadelphia, 1921: no. 884, 187.
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: 242, repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: 87-88, repro. 106.
1990
Barber, James G. Old Hickory, a Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1990: 116.
1991
Barber, James G. Andrew Jackson: A Portrait Study. Seattle, 1991: 208-209.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 364, 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: 184-188, color repro.
2013
Anon. "Thomas Sully: Painted Performance (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)." American Art Review 25, no. 6 (November-December 2013): 94, color fig.