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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] sold 26 May 1922 to (William Macbeth, New York);[3] sold 4 December 1923 to (Art House, Inc., New York);[4] Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[5] 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
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. 20, as Lewis Morris.
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, as Lewis Morris.
1937
Loan Exhibition of Portraits of the Signers and Deputies to the Convention of 1787 and Signers of the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1937-1938, no. 184
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.
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.
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.
1923
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild. "John Wollaston's Portrait of Mary Walton Morris." Art in America 11, no. 6 (October 1923): 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, as Lewis Morris.
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., as Lewis Morris (?).
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 261, repro., as Lewis Morris (?).
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 383, repro., as Lewis Morris (?).
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 355-358, repro. 357.