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Provenance

(Cantrell); purchased 14 December 1921 by Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York; 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
1922
Exhibition of Portraits by Early American Artists, The Union League Club, New York, March 1922, no. 6, as by William Sidney Mount.
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.
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.
1967
Loan for display with permanent collection, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1967-1968, 1969-1980.
Bibliography
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.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 82, repro.
1975
Frankenstein, Alfred. William Sidney Mount. New York, 1975: 15-16, ill. 3.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 200, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 238, 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: 312-314, repro.