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Inscription

lower right: RS 1819

Provenance

Donaldson Line, Glasgow; (their housesale, Glasgow, 1967); (M.A. Alexander Fine Arts Ltd., Glasgow); Ulrik Richter, London;[1] sold April 1969 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1981 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1986, unnumbered checklist.
1990
Glasgow's Glasgow: The Words and the Stones, The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland, 1990, not in cat.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, no cat.
2005
Extended loan for use by Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 2005-2007.
2007
Extended loan for use by Attorney General Michael Mukasey, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 2007-2008.
Bibliography
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 15, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 330, repro.