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Provenance

Thomas B. Carroll, Saratoga, New York, by 1895; purchased by Mary Ellen Ford and Charles Henry Hart, Philadelphia; purchased by William A. Clark [1839-1925], New York, by 1905;[1] bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1905
Loan Exhibition of Portraits, Art Institute of Chicago, 1905, no. 121.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, unpublished checklist.
1972
The Great Game of Politics, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1972, unpublished checklist.
1976
Corcoran [The American Genuis], Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1976, no checklist.
1985
American Masterpieces from American Museums, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, 1986, no catalogue.
1989
The William A. Clark Collection: Treasures of a Copper King, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings; Montana Historical Society, Helena, 1989, unnumbered catalogue.
2004
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004, unpublished checklist.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
2010
Discovering the Real George Washington: A View from Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 2010-2011.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013-28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Miles, Ellen G. "Gilbert Stuart, George Washington." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 58-59, 255, repro.