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Inscription

center right, on pedestal: C. Polk

Provenance

Probably by descent from the sitter to her daughter, Emily Williams Cooper (Mrs. Colin Campbell Cooper), Philadelphia; probably her son, Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937), Philadelphia, or his sister, Emily, or his brothers, Samuel M. and Ned Cooper; (Victor Spark, New York, 1944); sold 1948 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch;[1] gift 1953 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1968
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Columbus, Georgia, 1968-1969, no. 10.
1971
Extended loan for use by The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1971-1981.
1981
Charles Peale Polk: 1767-1822, traveling exh., 1981-1982, 6, no. 10, color repro. (cat. by Linda Crocker Simmons). First venue: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington.
1989
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Maynard Glitman, U.S. Embassy residence, Brussels, Belgium, 1989-1991.
Bibliography
1968
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. Exh. cat. Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Columbus, Georgia, 1968-1969: no. 10.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 90, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 210, repro.
1981
Charles Peale Polk, 1767-1822, A Limner and His Likenesses. Exh. cat. Traveling Exh., 1981-1982: 25-26, no. 10, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 262, 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: 133-134, color repro. 135.