Overview

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Inscription

lower right, in red: M. Brown. lower right below signature, faintly in white: London / 1787

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

The sitter's widow, Charlotte Hughins Murray, London;[1] gift to Richard Rush [1780-1859], Philadelphia;[2] bequeathed to his son, Benjamin Rush [1811-1877], Philadelphia.[3] (Rose M. de Forest [Mrs. Augustus de Forest], New York); purchased 5 November 1921 by Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[4] his estate; sold as part of the Clarke collection 29 January 1936, through (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1940 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1922
Portraits Painted in Europe by Early American Artists, The Union League Club, New York, 1922, no. 9.
1928
Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928-1931, unnumbered and unpaginated catalogue.

Bibliography

1928
Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928, unnumbered.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 30.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 249, repro. 7.
1949
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 134, repro.
1952
Rutledge and Lane 1952, 62A.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 18, repro.
1972
Evans, Dorinda. "Mather Brown (1761-1831): A Critical Study." Ph.D. dissertation, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, 1972: 82, 89, 229.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: color repro. 378.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 30, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, 58, repro. 61.
1982
Evans, Dorinda. Mather Brown: Early American Artist in England. Middletown, Connecticut, 1982: repro. 73, 220.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 375, no. 527, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 35, 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: 14-16, repro. 15.

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