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Provenance

(Rose M. de Forest [Mrs. Augustus de Forest], New York); purchased 11 March 1922 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
1924
Exhibition of Portraits by Early American Portrait Painters, The Union League Club, New York, February 1924, no. 16, as Christian Gobrecht by Asher Brown Durand.
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 Christian Gobrecht by Asher Brown Durand.
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 Christian Gobrecht by Asher Brown Durand.
1930
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild. Early American Portraiture. New York, 1930: 41.
1966
Lawall, David B. "Asher Brown Durand, His Art and Theory in Relation to His Times." 4 vols. Ph.D. diss., Princeton University, 1966: 3:appendix 2, no. 7, 209.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 50, repro., as by Asher Brown Durand.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 147, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 161, 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: 296-297, repro.