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Provenance

Commissioned 1796 by the sitter [1729-1806], Philadelphia; by inheritance to his daughter, Elizabeth Shippen Burd [1754-1828, Mrs. Edward Burd], Philadelphia; by inheritance to her daughter, Miss Burd;[1] gift to the sitter's great- granddaughter, Mrs. John Julius Izard Pringle [née Jane Lynch], Georgetown, South Carolina; purchased 1874 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1925
Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, 5 December 1925 - 3 January 1926, no. 66.
1939
Three Hundred Years of Life in America: A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings Held During the Period of the New York World's Fair, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 24 April - 29 October 1929, no. 56.
1959
Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, 1959, unnumbered checklist.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, unpublished checklist.
1967
Gilbert Stuart: Portraitist of the Young Republic, 1755-1928, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1967, no. 37.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
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American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.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, Edward Shippen." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 56-57, 254-255, repro.