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Provenance

Henry Manigault Morris [1817-1892], New York;[1] his widow, Georgia Edwards Morris [d. 1894], New York; her brother-in-law, Charles Manigault Morris [1820-1895], Baltimore; his widow, Clementina Morris, Baltimore; their son, Lewis Morris [b. 1867], Neponsit, New York;[2] (William Macbeth, New York); sold 27 May 1922 to (Art House, Inc., New York);[3] Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[4] 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
1923
Exhibition of Portraits by Early American Portrait Painters, The Union League Club, 1923, no. 21.
1926
A Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Early American Portrait Painters, The Century Association, New York, 1926, no. 13.
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.
1939
Historical American Paintings, Department of Fine Arts, Golden Gate International Exhibition, San Francisco, 1939, no. 26
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.
1947
Early American Portraits and Silver [Golden Jubilee of the Colonial Dames of America], J. B. Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, 1947, no cat.
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
The Face of American History, Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina, 1950, no. 22.
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. 9 (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.
1956
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1956.
1975
The World of Franklin and Jefferson, traveling exhibition circulated by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, 6 venues (Paris, Warsaw, London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), 1975-1977, not included in cat.
1977
Loan for display with permanent collection, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1977-1979.
Bibliography
1881
Bolton, Robert. A History of the Several Towns, Manors, and Patents of the County of Westchester from its first Settlement to the Present Time. 2 vols. New York, 1881: 2:484.
1906
Spooner, W. W. "The Morris Family of Morrisania." American Historical Magazine 1 (1906): repro. opp. 136.
1923
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild. "John Wollaston's Portrait of Mary Walton Morris." Art in America 11, no. 6 (October 1923): repro. 331, 333-334.
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.
1931
Bolton, Theodore, and Harry Lorin Binsse. "Wollaston, An Early American Portrait Manufacturer" The Antiquarian 16 (June 1931): 52.
1932
Sherman 1932, 37.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 124, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 261, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 383, 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: 358-360, color repro. 359.