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Provenance

Mary Robinson Benkard [1812-1841], the sitter's sister; her husband, James Benkard [1800-1864]; by descent to their great-grandson, James G. Benkard, New York; purchased 7 April 1926 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.

Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 148, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 295, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 424, 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: 292-294, repro.