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Provenance

The sitter's granddaughter, Maria Fennell [c. 1800-1880], Philadelphia; her niece, Rosalie Vallance Tiers Jackson [Mrs. Charles P. Jackson, 1852-1944], Jupiter, Florida;[1] given 1915 to her nephew, Clarence Van Dyke Tiers [1869-1959], Oakmont, Pennsylvania, and Daytona Beach, Florida; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1887
Loan Exhibition of Historical Portraits, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, no. 350.
1943
American Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1943.
1954
[Exhibition], Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1954.
1955
Famous Americans, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1955, no cat.
1973
Thomas Sully 1783-1872, Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 1973, no. 6.
1974
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, East Berlin, East Germany, 1974-1977.
1974
Selected American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, University Center Gallery, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1974, no cat.
1986
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Ronald Lauder, U.S. Embassy residence, Vienna, Austria, 1986-1987.
1987
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Henry Anatole Grunwald, U.S. Embassy residence, Vienna, Austria, 1987-1990.
1991
Extended loan for use by Justice Anthony Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1991-2008.

Bibliography

1909
Hart 1909, no. 1363, 136.
1921
Biddle, Edward, and Mantle Fielding. The Life and Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Philadelphia, 1921: no. 1425, 254.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 112, repro.
1973
Flynn, Elizabeth L. Thomas Sully, 1783-1872. Exh. cat. Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 1973: 14, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 243, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 360, repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 148-150, color repro.

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