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Provenance

(Rose M. [Mrs. Augustus] de Forest, New York);[1] purchased 2 March 1927 by Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[2] his estate; sold as part of the Clarke collection on 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
1928
A Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Early American Portrait Painters, The Century Association, New York, 1928, no. 15, as Capt. Archibald Kennedy.
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 Capt. Archibald Kennedy.
1970
Two Centuries of American Portraits, University of Kentucky Art Gallery, Lexington; Paducah Art Gallery, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 1970, unnumbered
1972
Loan for display with permanent collection, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, 1972-1974.
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 Capt. Archibald Kennedy.
1931
Bolton, Theodore, and Harry Lorin Binsse. "Wollaston, An Early American Portrait Manufacturer" The Antiquarian 16 (June 1931): 50.
1952
Rutledge and Lane 1952, 64.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 124, repro., as Lieutenant Archibald Kennedy (?).
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 260, repro., as Lieutenant Archibald Kennedy (?).
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: 16-17, color repro. 41.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 384, repro., as Lieutenant Archibald Kennedy (?).
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 352-355, color repro. 353.