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Provenance

(Kennedy Galleries, New York), in 1960; purchased 1961 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1961
Loan for display at The White House, Washington, 1961-1963..
1963
Progress of an American Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1963, unpublished checklist.
1964
Fitz Hugh Lane, 1804-1865, American Marine Painting, Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, 1964, no. 50.
1964
Loan for display at The White House, Washington, 1964-1965.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, unpublished checklist.
1970
American Marine Painting and Ship Portraits of the 19th Century, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, 1970, no. 29.
1976
Corcoran [The American Genuis], Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1976, no checklist.
1980
American Luminism, Adams Davidson Galleries, Washington, 1980, no. 16.
1983
The Rockets' Red Glare: An 1812 History, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich [Maine], 1983, no catalogue.
1988
The American Seascape from John Smibert to John Marin, Mansfield Art Center, Ohio, 1988, no. 7.
1989
Realism and Romanticism in Nineteenth-Century New England Seascapes, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, 1989, unnumbered checklist.
2005
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no.20.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013-28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Wagner, Ann Prentice. "Fitz Henry Lane, The United States Frigate 'President' Engaging the British Squadron." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 98-99, 261, repro.