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Provenance

Sophia Dwight Foster Burnside [Mrs. Samuel MacGregor Burnside, b. 1787], Worcester, Massachusetts; her daughter, Harriet Pamela Foster Burnside [1827-1903], Worcester, Massachusetts; bequeathed to Roger Sherman Baldwin Foster [1857-1924], New York;[1] his widow, Laura Pugh Moxley Foster Fitch;[2] (Fridenberg Galleries, New York, 1929);[3] (Russell W. Thorpe, Flushing, New York);[4] acquired 1929 by Francis Patrick Garvan [1875-1937], New York;[5] his estate; (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); sold 24 January 1947 to Henry Prather Fletcher [1873-1959], Newport, Rhode Island;[6] bequest 1960 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1929
Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Furniture and Glass...Portraits by Stuart, Peale, and Others. For the benefit of the National Council of Girl Scouts, Inc., American Art Galleries, New York, 1929, no. 839
1931
Washington Bicentennial Exhibition, Grolier Club, December 1931-January 1932
1932
Homewood, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1932-1946
1932
Washington Bicentennial Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1932, no cat.
1947
Loan Exhibition of Portraits of Washington, Scott & Fowles, Inc., New York, 1947, unnumbered
1974
Extended loan for use by Vice Presidents Gerald Ford and Nelson Rockefeller, Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1974-1977.
1978
Extended loan for use by Secretary Edmund G. Muskie, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1978-1980.
1981
Extended loan for use by Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., 1981-1987.
1987
Extended loan for use by Secretary Frank Carlucci, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., 1987-1989.
1989
Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of NATO, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, 1989.
1996
Loan for display with permanent collection, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1996-2000.
2002
Extended loan for use by Attorney General John Ashcroft, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 2002-2005.
2005
Extended loan for use by Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 2005-2007.
2007
Extended loan for use by Attorney General Michael Mukasey, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 2007-2008.
Bibliography
1931
Morgan, John Hill, and Mantle Fielding. The Life Portraits of Washington and Their Replicas. Philadelphia, 1931: 182, no. 6, repro. opp.
1932
Eisen, Gustavus A. Portraits of Washington. 3 vols. New York, 1932: 2:461-462, plate 98.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 98, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 220, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 334, 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: 158-160, repro. 159.