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Provenance

The sitter's daughter, Georgian Warner [Mrs. David] Woodburn, Baltimore; her brother, John Smith Warner, Jr.; his daughter, Martha E. Warner, Philadelphia; gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1976
Bass Otis: Painter, Portraitist and Engraver, The Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington, 1976, no. 50.
Bibliography
1934
McComb, Arthur. The Baroque Painters of Italy. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1934: 43-44, fig. 42.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 84, repro.
1970
Hendricks, Gordon. "A Wish to Please, and a Willingness to Be Pleased." American Art Journal 2, no. 1 (Spring 1970): 18.
1976
Davis, Gainor B., and Wayne Craven. Bass Otis, Painter, Portraitist and Engraver. Exh. cat. Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington, 1976: 52.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 203, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 253, repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 284-286, repro.