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Inscription

Falsely upper right: E. G. Malbone

Provenance

(Rose M. [Mrs. Augustus] de Forest, New York); sold 17 November 1924 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
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. 12, as Margaret Maria Livinston[sic] by Edward G. Malbone.
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 Margaret Maria Livingston by Edward G. Malbone.
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 Margaret Maria Livingston by Edward G. Malbone.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 168, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 138, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 308.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 27, repro.