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Provenance

Franklin Bulkeley Smith [1864-1918], Worcester, Massachusetts; (his estate sale, American Art Association, New York, 22-23 April 1920, no. 113); 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
1921
Exhibition of Paintings by Early American Portrait Painters, The Union League Club, New York, November 1921, no. 12, as Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes Smith by Henry Inman.
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 Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes Smith by Henry Inman.
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 Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes Smith by Henry Inman.
1940
Bolton, Theodore. "A Catalogue of Paintings by Henry Inman." Supplement to The Art Quarterly 3 (1940): 417.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 144, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 288, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 418, repro.