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Provenance

The sitter's great-grand-niece, Mrs. Margaret B. Dohan, Philadelphia; purchased by 1917 by Herbert Lee Pratt [d. 1945], New York City and Glen Cove, Long Island, New York;[1] gift 1945 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1917
Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1917, no. 108, as Joseph A. Dougan.
1922
Memorial Exhibition of Portraits by Thomas Sully, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1922, no. 77.
1934
A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago, 1934, no. 380.
1944
A Loan Exhibition of American Portraits by American Painters 1730-1944, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1944, no. 12.
1976
200 Years of American Portraiture: 1776-1976, Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1976, p. 70-71.
1980
Benjamin West and His American Students, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1980-1981, no. 121.
1986
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Ronald Lauder, U.S. Embassy residence, Vienna, Austria, 1986-1990.

Bibliography

1909
Hart 1909, no. 453, 56.
1917
Hart, Charles Henry. Historical Descriptive and Critical Catalogue of the Works of American Artists in [the] Collection of Herbert L. Pratt, Glen Cove, L.I. New York, 1917: no. 28, 64.
1917
An Exhibition of Early American Paintings. Exh. cat. Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn, 1917: no. 108, 100.
1921
Biddle, Edward, and Mantle Fielding. The Life and Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Philadelphia, 1921: no. 492, 142.
1922
Catalogue of the Memorial Exhibition of Portraits by Thomas Sully. Exh. cat. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1922: no. 77, 50.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 110, repro.
1980
Evans, Dorinda. Benjamin West and His American Students. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1980: 156, fig. 121.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 241, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, repro. 86, 86-87.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 359, 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: 137-139, color repro.

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