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Provenance

Carlotta Herring Broune, the sitter's granddaughter, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; (sale, Stan V. Henkels, Philadelphia, 30 June and 1 July 1921, no. 47);[1] 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, December 1921, no. 13, as by John Neagle.
1925
Exhibition of Portraits by John Neagle, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1925, no. 99.
1928
A Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Early American Portrait Painters, The Century Association, New York, 1928, no. 8, as by John Neagle.
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 by John Neagle.
Bibliography
1925
Fielding, Mantle. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Portraits by John Neagle. Exh. cat. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1925: no. 99, 124.
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 by John Neagle.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 150, 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: 425, 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: 297-299, repro.