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Inscription

lower left: R. Earl / 1788

Provenance

By descent from the sitter to Frank Bartow West [1869-1942], Macon, Georgia; to his son, Addison Tinsley West [1897-1985], Orlando, Florida;[1] sold 21 February 1963 to (Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York); purchased 15 March 1963 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch;[2] gift 1965 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1968
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar Williams and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Inc., Columbus, Georgia, 1968-1969, no. 2.
1980
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, Lisbon, Portugal, 1980-1982.
1989
Men and Women: Dressing the Part, National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C., 1989-1991, no cat.
1991
Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 1991-1992, 142-144, no. 24.
Bibliography
1921
de Beixedon, Jr., Edward Francis Frémaux. The Ancestors and Descendants of Dr. David Rogers. 1921: repro. opp. 106.
1968
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. Exh. cat. Museum of Arts and Crafts, Inc., Columbus, Georgia, 1968-1969: no. 2.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 54, repro., as Martha Tennent Rogers and Daughter.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 151, repro.
1988
Kornhauser, Elizabeth Mankin. Ralph Earl: Artist-Entrepreneur. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988: 121-122, 314-315.
1991
Kornhauser, Elizabeth Mankin. Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. New Haven, London, and Hartford, 1991: 142-144, no. 24.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 168, 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: 94-96, color repro. 95.