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Provenance

The sitter's son, James Cutler Doane [1788-1878], Cohasset, MA;[1] his granddaughter, Harriet Doane [b. 1866], Southboro, MA; sold around 1920 to (Dwight Prouty, Boston);[2] (Brooks Reed);[3] (Israel Sack, New York);[4] (James P. Labey, New York).[5] (sale, 16 February 1929, James P. Silo, New York, no. 333); Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York;[6] gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1937
An Exhibition of American Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, Union League Club, New York, 1937, no. 5, as by Samuel King.
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.
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.
1956
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1956.
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1947
"Two Interesting Portraits." Antiques 51 (May 1947): 341-342, repro., as Attributed to Samuel King.
1965
Paintings other than French in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 26, repro., as Attributed to Samuel King.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 132, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 273, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 398, repro.
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 362-365, repro. 363.