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Inscription

upper left: John S. Sargent; upper right: 1890

Provenance

The sitter's father, Lorenzo Guernsey Woodhouse [1839-1903], New York; possibly his nephew (the sitter's cousin), Lorenzo E. Woodhouse, New York;[1] the sitter's daughter, Olga Roosevelt Bayne Graves [Mrs. Sidney C. Graves, 1891-1962], Washington, D.C.; gift 1962 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1891
Sixty-Sixth Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, 1891, no. 230, as Portrait.
1909
Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, New York, 1909-1913, no. 311.
1982
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Arthur Hartmann, U.S. Embassy residence, Moscow, U.S.S.R., 1982-1984.
1987
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Henry A. Catto, U.S. Embassy residence, London, England, 1987-1991.
1991
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Raymond G. H. Seitz, U.S. Embassy residence, London, England, 1991-1994.
1994
Extended loan for use by Ambassador William J. Crowe, Jr., U.S. Embassy residence, London, England, 1994-1995.
1998
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Philip Lader, U.S. Embassy residence, London, England, 1998-2001.
2005
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Craig R. Stapleton, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, France, 2005-2009.
Bibliography
1956
McKibbin, David. Sargent's Boston. Exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956: 120, as Mrs. Robert Barnwell Roosevelt (Grace Woodhouse).
1969
Mount, Charles Merrill. John Singer Sargent: A Biography. Rev. ed. New York, 1969: 450, as Mrs. R.B. Roosevelt, Jr. (originally published 1955).
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 96, 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: 331, 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: 111-113, color repro.