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Provenance

By descent in the family of the sitter, Mary Ellis Bell [Mrs. Isaac Bell, 1791-1871], to Evangeline Bell Bruce [Mrs. David K.E. Bruce, 1918-1996], Washington, D.C.;[1] bequest 1997 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1827
13th Exhibition, American Academy of the Fine Arts, New York, 1827, no. 5, as Portrait of a Lady.
1932
Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of the City of New York, 1932, no cat.
Bibliography
1968
Lee, Cuthbert. Portrait Register. Asheville, North Carolina, 1968: 65.
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: 212-214, color repro.