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Inscription

reverse of the lining canvas, in a later hand: Stuart's Washington / painted for Genl McDonald / of Maryland, & from his walls / brought to Boston, & given to / Rob. C. Winthrop / by his wife & daughter.

Provenance

William C. McDonald [1757/1758-1845], Baltimore;[1] probably his grandson, Samuel McDonald [1849-1877], Baltimore County, Maryland;[2] bought by Cornelia Adelaide Granger (Thayer) Winthrop [Mrs. Robert Charles Winthrop, 1819-1892] and her daughter, Adele Thayer for Robert Charles Winthrop [1809-1894], Boston;[3] bequeathed to Adele Thayer and to his grandson, Robert M. Winthrop [1873-1938], Boston;[4] (Frank W. Bayley & Son, Boston), consigned 5 December 1924 to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York);[5] sold 24 December 1924 to Edward Small Moore [1881-1948], New York;[6] his wife, Jean McGinley Moore Draper [Mrs. Charles Dana Draper, 1884/1885-1954], New York;[7] bequest 1954 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1953
Exhibition of Portraits by Gilbert Stuart, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1880, no. 291
1956
Mr. President; A Pictorial Parade of Presidents from Washington to Eisenhower 1789-1956, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, 1956, no. 7 (for the State Fair of Texas).
1963
French, American, and Italian Review, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, 1963, no. 48
1964
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1964-1969.
1972
Extended loan for use by Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1972-1985.
1986
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Ronald Lauder, U.S. Embassy residence, Vienna, Austria, 1986-1990.
1991
Extended loan for use by Justice Anthony Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1991-2008.
2008
Extended loan for use by Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 2008-
Bibliography
1879
Mason, George C. The Life and Works of Gilbert Stuart. New York, 1879: 107.
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: 26, no cat. no.
1882
Johnston, Elizabeth Bryant. Original Portraits of Washington, including Statues, Monuments and Medals. Boston, 1882: 99-100.
1923
Fielding 1923, 194, no. 73.
1926
Park 1926, 881, no. 73, repro.
1931
Morgan & Fielding 1931, 295-296, no. 73.
1932
Eisen 1932, 1:162-163.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 108, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 237, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 352, 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: 235-237, repro. 236.
2003
The Worlds of Jacob Eichholtz, Portrait Painter of the Early Republic. Exh. cat. Lancaster County History Society, Pennsylvania (plus two other simultaneous venues), 2003: 107, repro.
2004
Barratt, Carrie Rebora, and Ellen G. Miles. Gilbert Stuart. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (for the National Portrait Gallery). New York, New Haven, and London, 2004: 157-158, fig. 98.