Overview

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Inscription

lower left on painted spandrel: I Blackburn Pinxt 1756.

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

(André E. Rueff, Brooklyn, N.Y.); sold 5 January 1924 through (Art House, Inc., New York) to Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[1] 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
1924
Exhibition of the Earliest Known Portraits of Americans by Painters of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, The Union League Club, New York, March 1924, no. 21, as General Joshua Winslow.
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, as General Joshua Winslow.
1989
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Maynard Glitman, U.S. Embassy residence, Brussels, Belgium, 1989-1991.
Bibliography
1923
Park, Lawrence. Joseph Blackburn, A Colonial Portrait Painter, with a Descriptive List of his Works Worcester, Massachusetts, 1923: 61.
1924
Exhibition of the Earliest Known Portraits of Americans by Painters of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Exh. cat. The Union League Club, New York, 1924: no. 21, as General Joshua Winslow.
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, as General Joshua Winslow.
1929
Bayley, Frank W. Five Colonial Artists of New England. Boston, 1929: 135 repro., as General John Winslow.
1930
Bolton, Theodore and Harry Lorin Binsse. "An American Artist of Formula: Joseph Blackburn." The Antiquarian 15 (November 1930): 92, as General Joshua Winslow.
1937
Morgan, John Hill and Henry Wilder Foote. An Extension of Lawrence Park's Descriptive List of the Work of Joseph Blackburn. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1937: 47-49, no. 126, as Lieutenant Joshua Winslow II.
1945
Baker, C. H. Collins. "Notes on Joseph Blackburn and Nathaniel Dance." Huntington Library Quarterly 9, no. 1 (November 1945): 41.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 16, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 28, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, 18, 21, repro. 19.
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 11-13, color repro. 12.
Technical Summary