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Provenance

The sitter [1802-1864], Cold Spring, New York, and New York.[1] (Rose M. de Forest [Mrs. Augustus], New York); sold 8 November 1917 to Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[2] his estate; sold as part of the Clarke collection 29 January 1936, through (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1947 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1836
Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, 1836, no. 146.
1922
Exhibition of Portraits by Early American Artists, The Union League Club, New York, March 1922, no. 20.
1928
Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928-1931, unnumbered and unpaginated catalogue.
1950
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1950.
1951
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1951.
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.
1987
The Art of Henry Inman, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1987, no. 45.
Bibliography
1836
"National Academy of Design." New York Evening Post (25 May 1836).
1836
"National Academy of Design." New York Herald (12 May 1836).
1836
"National Academy of Design." Spirit of the Times 6 (21 May 1836): 106.
1928
Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928, unnumbered.
1933
Bolton, Theodore. "Henry Inman, Portrait Painter." Creative Art 12 (February 1933): 160, as George Peples Morris.
1940
Bolton, Theodore. "A Catalogue of the Paintings of Henry Inman." The Art Quarterly 3 (1940): 410, no. 98.
1944
Richardson, Edgar P. American Romantic Painting. New York, 1944: 38, no. 89, repro.
1952
Rutledge and Lane 1952, 87.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 72, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 180, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 209, repro.
1996
Kelly, Franklin, with Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Deborah Chotner, and John Davis. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1996: 347-349, repro.