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lower center on portfolio: TS (in monogram) 1832

Provenance

(Ehrich Galleries, New York), at least 1920-1921. Countess Mona Bismarck, Paris;[1] gift 1966 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1832
Twenty-First Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1832, no. 95, as Portraits of a Gentleman's Three Children (grouped).
1920
Paintings by Thomas Sully, Ehrich Galleries, New York, 1920, unnumbered, as Pauline, Bertha and John Vanderkemp.
1968
Springfield Art Festival, Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1968, no cat.
1970
Two Centuries of American Portraits, University of Kentucky Art Gallery, Lexington; Paducah Art Gallery, Kentucky; J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 1970, no cat.
1973
Thomas Sully 1783-1872, Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 1973, no. 12.
1976
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1976-1981.
1983
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872), National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1983, no. 49.
1985
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Faith Whittlesey, U.S. Embassy residence, Bern, Switzerland, 1985-1988.
1988
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Philip D. Winn, U.S. Embassy residence, Bern, Switzerland, 1988-1990.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Swanee Hunt, U.S. Embassy residence, Vienna, Austria, 1993-1997.
1999
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Gerald S. McGowan, U.S. Embassy residence, Lisbon, Portugal, 1999-2001 (unnumbered brochure, repro.).
2005
Extended loan for use by Secretary Margaret Spellings, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 2005-2008.
Bibliography
1909
Hart 1909, no. 1734, 168.
1921
Biddle, Edward, and Mantle Fielding. The Life and Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Philadelphia, 1921: no. 1838, 302.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 114, repro.
1973
Flynn, Elizabeth L. Thomas Sully, 1783-1872. Exh. cat. Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 1973: 20, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 245, repro.
1983
Fabian, Monroe H. Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1983: no. 49, 90, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 363, 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: 175-178, color repro.