Admission is always free Directions

Open today: 11:00 to 6:00

Inscription

Formerly bore false signature center right: Oloff Stevense / [...] cortlandt / HC4

Provenance

(Rose M. [Mrs. Augustus] De Forest); sold 20 April 1925 to Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[1] sold by his heirs through (M. Knoedler & Co., New York) 29 January 1936 to the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1947 to NGA

Exhibition History
1925
A Loan Exhibition of the Earliest Known Portraits of Americans Painted in This Country by Painters of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, The Century Association, New York, 1925, no. 10, as Oloff Stevense Van Cortlandt by Henri Couturier.
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 cat., as Oloff Stevense Van Cortlandt by Henri Couturier.
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, as Oloff Stevense Van Cortlandt by Henri Couturier.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 170, repro., as by European of Unknown Nationality.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 307, as by Unknown [Formerly Considered American].
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 407, repro.
2009
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: 480, repro.