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Inscription

Formerly bore false signature center left: M Pratt ad 1772

Provenance

(Rose M. de Forest [Mrs. Augustus de Forest], New York); sold 17 December 1926 to 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; gift 1947 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1928
A Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Early American Portrait Painters, The Century Association, New York, 1928, no. 6, as John Cochran by Matthew Pratt.
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 John Cochran by Matthew Pratt.
1971
Henry Benbridge (1743-1812): American Portrait Painter, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1971, no. 125, repro., as Unknown Physician by Henry Benbridge.
Bibliography
1928
A Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Early American Portrait Painters. Exh. cat. The Century Association, New York, 1928: no. 6, as John Cochran by Matthew Pratt.
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 John Cochran by Matthew Pratt.
1931
Bolton, Theodore and Harry Lorin Binsse. "Pratt, Painter of Colonial Portraits and Signboards." The Antiquarian 17 (September 1931): 48, repro. 21, as Dr. John Cochran, Attributed to Pratt.
1942
Sawitzky, William. Matthew Pratt, 1734-1805. New York, 1942: 85-86, no. 5, under "Erroneous and Doubtful Attributions".
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 160, repro., as Portrait of a Man by American (?).
1971
Stewart, Robert Gordon. Henry Benbridge (1743-1812), American Portrait Painter. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 1971: 78, no. 125, repro., as Unknown Physician by Unknown Artist.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 308, as Portrait of a Physician by Unknown [Formerly Considered American].
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 412, repro., as Portrait of a Man by Unknown Nationality 18th Century.