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Provenance

The sitter's son, Marius Schoonmaker [1811-1894]; his daughter, Ella Schoonmaker [Mrs. Henry D.] Darrow, St. Louis, Missouri; purchased 10 January 1923 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 the Earliest Known Portraits of Americans by Painters of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, The Union League Club, New York, March 1924, no. 18.
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.
1952
300th Anniversary, Senate House State Historic Site, Kingston, New York, 1952, no cat.
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.
1956
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1956.
1970
The Works of John Vanderlyn: From Tammany to the Capitol, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1970, no. 28.
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.
1949
Averill, Louise Hunt. "John Vanderlyn, American Painter (1775-1852)." Ph.D. dissertation, Yale University, New Haven, 1949: no. 79, 371, fig. 63.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 118, repro.
1970
Lindsay, Kenneth C. The Works of John Vanderlyn: From Tammany to the Capitol. Exh. cat. University Art Gallery, Binghamton, New York, 1970: 130, fig. 28.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 252, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 371, 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: 210-212, color repro.