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Provenance

The sitter's granddaughter, Augusta Elizabeth Borland Greene [Mrs. William Parkinson Greene, 1795-1861], Norwich, Connecticut; her husband, William Parkinson Greene [1795-1864], Norwich, Connecticut; their son, Gardiner Greene [1822-1895], Norwich, Connecticut; his son, Gardiner Greene [1851-1925], Norwich, Connecticut;[1] sold to (André E. Rueff, New York) by 2 May 1921, when it was purchased 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
1922
Portraits Painted in the United States by Early American Artists, The Union League Club, New York, February 1922, no. 8, as by Gilbert Stuart.
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 Gilbert Stuart.
1967
Loan for display with permanent collection, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1967-1980.
1985
Extended loan for use by Secretary George P. Shultz, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1985-1989.
1991
Extended loan for use by Justice David Souter, The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1991-2009.
Bibliography
1879
Mason, George C. The Life and Works of Gilbert Stuart. New York, 1879: 216.
1880
"Portraits Painted by Stuart...taken from Mason's Life and Works of Gilbert Stuart." In Exhibition of Portraits Painted by Gilbert Stuart. Exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1880: 46, no. 373.
1926
Park 1926, 484, note.
1928
Barker, Virgil. "Portraiture in America Before 1876." The Arts 13, no. 5 (May 1928): 276-277.
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 Gilbert Stuart.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 110, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 239, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 359, repro.
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 289-291, repro. 290.