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Inscription

falsely dated, upper right: AETATIS .38 / .1655

Provenance

(Rose M. [Mrs. Augustus] de Forest); sold 28 September 1923 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
1924
Exhibition of the Earliest Known Portraits of Americans by Painters of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, The Union League Club, New York, March 1924, no. 3, as Jan Strycker by Jacobus Gerritsen Strycker.
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 Jan Strycker by Jacobus Gerritsen Strycker.
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 Jan Strycker by Jacobus Gerritsen Strycker.
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: 118, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 309.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 142, repro.