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Provenance

Thomas Emmerson [d. 1955], London;[1] sold 1830 through (John Smith [1781-1855], London) to George John Vernon, 5th baron Vernon [1803-1866], Sudbury Hall, Derby; possibly (Vernon sale, Christie & Manson, London, 1831); sold to Norton. Brook Greville; (his sale, Christie & Manson, London, 30 April 1836, no. 73); (William Seguier, London).[1] Mary Louisa Whyte [Mrs. Mark Anthony Whyte, d. 1853], Barrow Hill, Rocester, Staffordshire; by inheritance with the house to her niece, Louisa Jane Finch, probably by 1870; by inheritance with the house to her stepson, Captain Arthur Finch Dawson, by 1879; (Dawson sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 14 December 1928, no. 122); (P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London); on consignment or joint account 1931 with (M. Knoedler & Co., London, New York, and Paris). acquired before 1941 by R. Horace Gallatin [1871-1948], New York;[2] gift 1949 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1879
Exhibition of works by the old masters. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1879, no. 96.
1902
Exhibition of works by the old masters: including a special collection of paintings and drawings by Claude. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1902, no. 60.
1989
Extended loan for use by Secretary Samuel Skinner, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1989-1992.
1992
Extended loan for use by Secretary Andrew H. Card, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1992-1993.
1993
Extended loan for use by Secretary Federico Pena, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1993-1998.
1998
Extended loan for use by Secretary Rodney Slater, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1998-2001.
Bibliography
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 28, as School of Claude Lorrain
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 19, repro., as School of Claude Lorrain
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 72, repro., as School of Claude Lorrain
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 91, repro.
2009
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 21, 107-109, color repro.
2013
Sebag-Montefiore, Charles, with Julia I. Armstrong-Totten. A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801-1924: A Study of the Art Market in Nineteenth-Century London. Arundel and London, 2013: 21.